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Lot Number: 1

(Collections) British European Airways fifth issue, four official covers bearing the 9d Airway Letter Stamp flown on the first day of issue 1st September 1954, London to Belfast, Belfast to London, Glasgow to London, and London to Glasgow.Image.

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Est. price: £30.00
Category: Collections

Description: British European Airways fifth issue, four official covers bearing the 9d Airway Letter Stamp flown on the first day of issue 1st September 1954, London to Belfast, Belfast to London, Glasgow to London, and London to Glasgow.Image.
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Lot Number: 2

(Collections) British European Airways, fourth issue, six official covers bearing the 8d Airway Letter Stamp, flown on the first day of issue, 25th of November 1953, London to Glasgow, Glasgow to London, Belfast to Birmingham, Birmingham to Belfast, Belfast to London, and London to Belfast. Image.

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Est. price: £40.00
Category: Collections

Description: British European Airways, fourth issue, six official covers bearing the 8d Airway Letter Stamp, flown on the first day of issue, 25th of November 1953, London to Glasgow, Glasgow to London, Belfast to Birmingham, Birmingham to Belfast, Belfast to London, and London to Belfast. Image.
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Lot Number: 3

(Airship) First Trans-Atlantic crossing to Lakehurst, bs New York 16/10, and on to Qebec bs 17/10, oval blue flight cachet, plain cover franked 4Rm Zeppelin stamp tied Friedrichshafen/Luftpost cds.

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Date: 1928, Oct 11
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Airship

Description: First Trans-Atlantic crossing to Lakehurst, bs New York 16/10, and on to Qebec bs 17/10, oval blue flight cachet, plain cover franked 4Rm Zeppelin stamp tied Friedrichshafen/Luftpost cds.
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Lot Number: 4

(Airship) Spain flight, PC franked 50pf, canc on board 'Luftschief/23.10.1929/Graf Zeppelin' cds, also framed red 'Mit Luftschiff Graf Zeppelin befordert' and red 'Mit Luftpost befordert/flughafen Hallr (Leipzig)/(Schfeudit)' hs.

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Date: 1929, Oct 23
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Airship

Description: Spain flight, PC franked 50pf, canc on board 'Luftschief/23.10.1929/Graf Zeppelin' cds, also framed red 'Mit Luftschiff Graf Zeppelin befordert' and red 'Mit Luftpost befordert/flughafen Hallr (Leipzig)/(Schfeudit)' hs.
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Lot Number: 5

(Airship) First South America Flight, Seville first landing, 19/5 arrival machine cancel on front,  B&W PC pc showing Graf Zeppelin flying over cathedral with very tall spire, franked German 1M canc ON BOARD cds, red circular flight confirmation cachet, red three line '1, Sudamerikafahrt/..../Graf Zeppelin' hs.

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Date: 1930, May 19
Est. price: £125.00
Category: Airship

Description: First South America Flight, Seville first landing, 19/5 arrival machine cancel on front, B&W PC pc showing Graf Zeppelin flying over cathedral with very tall spire, franked German 1M canc ON BOARD cds, red circular flight confirmation cachet, red three line '1, Sudamerikafahrt/..../Graf Zeppelin' hs.
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Lot Number: 6

(Airship) Graf Zeppelin Italian flight, drop at Barcelona, card franked 3l Italian Mail Special Issue, canc Roma/Posta Aerea Zeppelin special hs, also 25c ordinary, dark blue special flight hs, blue/cream Posta Aerea Zeppelin etiquette, verso Roma/Posta Aerea/29.5.33 Crociera Zeppelin 1933-XI machine cancel.

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Date: 1933, May 27
Est. price: £150.00
Category: Airship

Description: Graf Zeppelin Italian flight, drop at Barcelona, card franked 3l Italian Mail Special Issue, canc Roma/Posta Aerea Zeppelin special hs, also 25c ordinary, dark blue special flight hs, blue/cream Posta Aerea Zeppelin etiquette, verso Roma/Posta Aerea/29.5.33 Crociera Zeppelin 1933-XI machine cancel.
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Lot Number: 7

(Airship) USS Macon (ZR5), green/brown "Passes Over Coconut Grove,Fla", canc Miami, FL, Ed Hacker card, 81 made.

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Date: 1934, May 5
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Airship

Description: USS Macon (ZR5), green/brown "Passes Over Coconut Grove,Fla", canc Miami, FL, Ed Hacker card, 81 made.
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Lot Number: 8

(Airship) USS Macon (ZR5), ms  'USS Macon "Passed", canc Naranja, FL, signed by PM.

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Date: 1934, May 5
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Airship

Description: USS Macon (ZR5), ms 'USS Macon "Passed", canc Naranja, FL, signed by PM.
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Lot Number: 9

(Airship) USS Macon (ZR5), blue frame "US Macon/Manoeuvres in Caribbean Sea/Fleet Problem XV" cachet, magenta USSS Dahlgreen canc, M Sussman with Hax Cuts, 30 made.

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Date: 1934, May 6
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Airship

Description: USS Macon (ZR5), blue frame "US Macon/Manoeuvres in Caribbean Sea/Fleet Problem XV" cachet, magenta USSS Dahlgreen canc, M Sussman with Hax Cuts, 30 made.
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Lot Number: 10

(Australia) W.A.Airways Ltd, first flight Perth to Adelaide, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 4 1/2d, canc Perth 4th JUNE, 1929, red/black "See/By Air Mail/Western Queensland" vignette, typed "By First Air Mail Flight/Perth-Adelaide". This flight was scheduled for 2nd June, but was delayed until 4th June when but a small portion of the eastern mails was taken by a small plane to Kalgoorie. The bulk of the intended eastern F/F mail was flown to Adelaide on June 5th. This particular cover is one of the few carried on June 4th.

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Date: 1929, Jun 4
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Australia

Description: W.A.Airways Ltd, first flight Perth to Adelaide, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 4 1/2d, canc Perth 4th JUNE, 1929, red/black "See/By Air Mail/Western Queensland" vignette, typed "By First Air Mail Flight/Perth-Adelaide". This flight was scheduled for 2nd June, but was delayed until 4th June when but a small portion of the eastern mails was taken by a small plane to Kalgoorie. The bulk of the intended eastern F/F mail was flown to Adelaide on June 5th. This particular cover is one of the few carried on June 4th.
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Lot Number: 11

(Australia) Brisbane to 6th Bn. Kings Africa Rifles, Dar es Salaam, bs 31/1, carried on Australian National Airways F/F Brisbane to Sydney, then OAT by air to Perth, 6/1 transit cds, and likely by sea to Dar es Salaam via Karachi and Cairo. Registered (label) cover 22x10cm, franked 4 1/2d canc Brisbane cds, typed "By Air Mail/From Brisbane-Sydney/per Australian National Airways". This is also a crash cover. The plane, the 'Southern Sky' smashed its undercarriage when making a forced landing at Casino. The next day a relief ANA plane flew the stranded mail to Sydney. Nice item.

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Date: 1930, Jan 1
Est. price: £90.00
Category: Australia

Description: Brisbane to 6th Bn. Kings Africa Rifles, Dar es Salaam, bs 31/1, carried on Australian National Airways F/F Brisbane to Sydney, then OAT by air to Perth, 6/1 transit cds, and likely by sea to Dar es Salaam via Karachi and Cairo. Registered (label) cover 22x10cm, franked 4 1/2d canc Brisbane cds, typed "By Air Mail/From Brisbane-Sydney/per Australian National Airways". This is also a crash cover. The plane, the 'Southern Sky' smashed its undercarriage when making a forced landing at Casino. The next day a relief ANA plane flew the stranded mail to Sydney. Nice item.
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Lot Number: 12

(Australia) F/F ANA Sunday service, Melbourne to Sydney, bs 1/6, plain cover franked 4 1/2d, black straight  line'First Flight'.

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Date: 1930, May 31
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Australia

Description: F/F ANA Sunday service, Melbourne to Sydney, bs 1/6, plain cover franked 4 1/2d, black straight line'First Flight'.
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Lot Number: 13

(Australia) F/F Sydney to Melbourne, bs, registered (label) cover franked 6 1/2d, Australian national Airways.

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Date: 1930, Jun 1
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Australia

Description: F/F Sydney to Melbourne, bs, registered (label) cover franked 6 1/2d, Australian national Airways.
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Lot Number: 14

(Australia) Melbourne to Wyndham, carried on F/F WAA Derby-Wyndham extension, airmail etiquette cover franked 4 1/2d. A letter inside reports flown on Adelaide-Perth service, then Perth-Derby service, and finally on the Derby-Wyndham extension. A Wyndham 22/7 cds on front is the likely date of return to sender, as per the ms instruction in lower left hand corner - see scan.

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Date: 1930, Jul 5
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Australia

Description: Melbourne to Wyndham, carried on F/F WAA Derby-Wyndham extension, airmail etiquette cover franked 4 1/2d. A letter inside reports flown on Adelaide-Perth service, then Perth-Derby service, and finally on the Derby-Wyndham extension. A Wyndham 22/7 cds on front is the likely date of return to sender, as per the ms instruction in lower left hand corner - see scan.
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Lot Number: 15

(Australia) FDI Kingsford Smith 2d, 3d &6d on registered (label)  airmail etiquette cover flown Melbourne to Canterbury 21/3, via Sydney 20/3/s, Australian National Airways..

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Date: 1931, Mar 19
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Australia

Description: FDI Kingsford Smith 2d, 3d &6d on registered (label) airmail etiquette cover flown Melbourne to Canterbury 21/3, via Sydney 20/3/s, Australian National Airways..
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Lot Number: 16

(Australia) Return of the SECOND Imperial Airways experimental flight no arrival ds (applied to registered mail only) souvenir "All The Way" cover with IAW winged logo and route details correctly rated 1/11d, ANA/Qantas/Imperial Airways.

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Date: 1931, May 13
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Australia

Description: Return of the SECOND Imperial Airways experimental flight no arrival ds (applied to registered mail only) souvenir "All The Way" cover with IAW winged logo and route details correctly rated 1/11d, ANA/Qantas/Imperial Airways.
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Lot Number: 17

(Australia) KLM return flight Melbourne(24/5) to Cheribon, Java, bs 28/5, via Sydney 22/5, Batavia (Abel Tasman/Batavia-Centrum 27/5 cachet) verso, special oval Melbourne to Batavia violet cachet on front, registered (label) cover franked , high 2/2d franking.

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Date: 1931, May 22
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Australia

Description: KLM return flight Melbourne(24/5) to Cheribon, Java, bs 28/5, via Sydney 22/5, Batavia (Abel Tasman/Batavia-Centrum 27/5 cachet) verso, special oval Melbourne to Batavia violet cachet on front, registered (label) cover franked , high 2/2d franking.
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Lot Number: 18

(Australia) New England Airways Ltd, F/F Sydney to Brisbane, bs 24/11, plain cover franked 5d, typed "First Flight/Sydney-Brisbane"

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Date: 1931, Nov 24
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Australia

Description: New England Airways Ltd, F/F Sydney to Brisbane, bs 24/11, plain cover franked 5d, typed "First Flight/Sydney-Brisbane"
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Lot Number: 19

(Australia) First acceptance of Australian mail for PNG for carriage over the the Papua and New Guinea Air Service, Melbourne-Brisbane-Port Moresby-Salamau, registered label cover franked Australia 3d air, 3d and 2d, canc Public Offices Victoria 1 Feb, Melbourne 1/2, Edie Creek PNG 13/2 and bs Salamau 16/2. Carried to Port Moresby on the mail boat Macdui' which left Brisbane on 4/2, then flown by Orme Denny in a Guinea Airways  Junkers F13 to Salamau and on to Wau and Bulolo. Great routing, AAMC P56.

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Date: 1933, Feb 4
Est. price: £55.00
Category: Australia

Description: First acceptance of Australian mail for PNG for carriage over the the Papua and New Guinea Air Service, Melbourne-Brisbane-Port Moresby-Salamau, registered label cover franked Australia 3d air, 3d and 2d, canc Public Offices Victoria 1 Feb, Melbourne 1/2, Edie Creek PNG 13/2 and bs Salamau 16/2. Carried to Port Moresby on the mail boat Macdui' which left Brisbane on 4/2, then flown by Orme Denny in a Guinea Airways Junkers F13 to Salamau and on to Wau and Bulolo. Great routing, AAMC P56.
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Lot Number: 20

(Australia) Aircrafts Pty Ltd, F/F Brisbane to Cracow, bs 3/2, plain cover franked 5d, typed "By First Flight/Brisbane to Cracow".

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Date: 1934, Feb 3
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Australia

Description: Aircrafts Pty Ltd, F/F Brisbane to Cracow, bs 3/2, plain cover franked 5d, typed "By First Flight/Brisbane to Cracow".
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Lot Number: 21

(Australia) "Faith in Australia", first official airmail Australia-New Zealand, bs Auckland 12/4, correctly franked 7d, canc Sydney cds, violet winged "First Official Air Mail" Australia-No cachet, special black/grey Arrow cover, Eus 369.

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Date: 1934, Apr 10
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Australia

Description: "Faith in Australia", first official airmail Australia-New Zealand, bs Auckland 12/4, correctly franked 7d, canc Sydney cds, violet winged "First Official Air Mail" Australia-No cachet, special black/grey Arrow cover, Eus 369.
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Lot Number: 22

(Australia) Return of the FIRST Imperial Airways experimental flight, Sydney to London, correctly rated 1/11d inc SG 123, no arrival ds (applied to registered mail only, souvenir "All The Way" cover with IAW winged logo and route details, ANA/Qantas/Imperial Airways.

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Date: 1934, Apr 21
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Australia

Description: Return of the FIRST Imperial Airways experimental flight, Sydney to London, correctly rated 1/11d inc SG 123, no arrival ds (applied to registered mail only, souvenir "All The Way" cover with IAW winged logo and route details, ANA/Qantas/Imperial Airways.
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Lot Number: 23

(Australia) First official airmail,Australia-Papua & Papua-Australia, Toowoomba to Port Moresby, bs 26/7, then Papua 8d stamps applied and returned to Brisbane 31/7,  circular Australia-Papua and New GuineaNZ-Australia (June 1934), violet circular "Australia/Papua and New Guinea" cachet on front,  and purple hexagonal "papua/Australia" cachet verso. Note June rather than July depart postmark.

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Date: 1934, Jun 9
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Australia

Description: First official airmail,Australia-Papua & Papua-Australia, Toowoomba to Port Moresby, bs 26/7, then Papua 8d stamps applied and returned to Brisbane 31/7, circular Australia-Papua and New GuineaNZ-Australia (June 1934), violet circular "Australia/Papua and New Guinea" cachet on front, and purple hexagonal "papua/Australia" cachet verso. Note June rather than July depart postmark.
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Lot Number: 24

(Australia) Brisbane to Rockhampton, bs 25/7, scarce cover flown on intermediate leg of PNG-Australia 'Faith in Australia' flight, official cover franked 8d canc Brisbane cds, printed 'First Official Air Mail/Australia to Papua and New Guinea', violet 'Australia/Papua and New Guinea' flight cachet' and typed "First Official Air Mail Papua & New Guinea to Australia/per Faith in Australia- CTP Ulm Commander". Ironed vertical crease.

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Date: 1934, Jul 20
Est. price: £18.00
Category: Australia

Description: Brisbane to Rockhampton, bs 25/7, scarce cover flown on intermediate leg of PNG-Australia 'Faith in Australia' flight, official cover franked 8d canc Brisbane cds, printed 'First Official Air Mail/Australia to Papua and New Guinea', violet 'Australia/Papua and New Guinea' flight cachet' and typed "First Official Air Mail Papua & New Guinea to Australia/per Faith in Australia- CTP Ulm Commander". Ironed vertical crease.
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Lot Number: 25

(Australia) Scarcer Imperial Airways/Qantas, Sydney to Singapore, via Cloncurry 6/12 and Longreach 8/12, carried on the first regular service, Australia to England, official blue/black/white souvenir "Kangaroo" cover, correctly rate 9d (see Wingent p130) stamps include KS 1931 6d air. Forwarded to Liverpool, UK, by surface.

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Date: 1934, Dec 3
Est. price: £45.00
Category: Australia

Description: Scarcer Imperial Airways/Qantas, Sydney to Singapore, via Cloncurry 6/12 and Longreach 8/12, carried on the first regular service, Australia to England, official blue/black/white souvenir "Kangaroo" cover, correctly rate 9d (see Wingent p130) stamps include KS 1931 6d air. Forwarded to Liverpool, UK, by surface.
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Lot Number: 26

(Australia) First acceptance of mail for Southern Rhodesia, Kew to Blantyre, bs 29/12, via Cairo 22/12, and the Shire Highlands Railway Company Travelling Ost Office (SHRTPO) 28/12, carried on first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 5d, 1/6d 1931 6d air (SG139), canc 'Kew/7 Dec/Vic' cds. Carried from Cairo to Broken Hill on IAW flight ASS 199, This  service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa. Super routng and scarce TPO. A nice one for the exhibit.

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Date: 1934, Dec 7
Est. price: £65.00
Category: Australia

Description: First acceptance of mail for Southern Rhodesia, Kew to Blantyre, bs 29/12, via Cairo 22/12, and the Shire Highlands Railway Company Travelling Ost Office (SHRTPO) 28/12, carried on first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 5d, 1/6d 1931 6d air (SG139), canc 'Kew/7 Dec/Vic' cds. Carried from Cairo to Broken Hill on IAW flight ASS 199, This service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa. Super routng and scarce TPO. A nice one for the exhibit.
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Lot Number: 27

(Australia) Rare first acceptance of mail for Aswan, Egypt  from Australia, for carriage on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, Kew to Alexandria bs 26/12, via Cairo 22/12 and Luxor 23/12, blue/grey printed souvenir cover franked 1/7d, flown Brisbane-Darwin by Qantas, then Darwin-Alexandria by IAW IW 298. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa. Thus some sections are likely to be great rarities. This item is likely to be one such.

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Date: 1934, Dec 7
Est. price: £90.00
Category: Australia

Description: Rare first acceptance of mail for Aswan, Egypt from Australia, for carriage on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, Kew to Alexandria bs 26/12, via Cairo 22/12 and Luxor 23/12, blue/grey printed souvenir cover franked 1/7d, flown Brisbane-Darwin by Qantas, then Darwin-Alexandria by IAW IW 298. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa. Thus some sections are likely to be great rarities. This item is likely to be one such.
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Lot Number: 28

(Australia) First acceptance of mail for South Africa, Brisbane to Cape Town, via Cairo 22/12, carried on first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir red/white/blue 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1/6d & 1d, canc Brisbane/Airmail cds 7/12, The cover was incorrectly given the 'Par Avon Jusqu'a Cairo' as the airmail service to Cape Town was available.

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Date: 1934, Dec 11
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Australia

Description: First acceptance of mail for South Africa, Brisbane to Cape Town, via Cairo 22/12, carried on first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir red/white/blue 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1/6d & 1d, canc Brisbane/Airmail cds 7/12, The cover was incorrectly given the 'Par Avon Jusqu'a Cairo' as the airmail service to Cape Town was available.
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Lot Number: 29

(Australia) 'LATE FEE' Sydney to London, no arrival ds, airmail etiquette cover franked 1/6d and 1d to include LATE FEE, canc 'Air Mail/Sydney cds, ms 'Late Fee', typed 'Air Mail 2/4/35.

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Date: 1935, Apr 2
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Australia

Description: 'LATE FEE' Sydney to London, no arrival ds, airmail etiquette cover franked 1/6d and 1d to include LATE FEE, canc 'Air Mail/Sydney cds, ms 'Late Fee', typed 'Air Mail 2/4/35.
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Lot Number: 30

(Australia) MacRobertson Miller Aviation/Australian Aerial Medical Services reopening of Ord River-Wyndham service, plain cover addressed to EA Crome, 2d PSE with additional 3d canc Wyndham/West Australia 11/7/35 cds, dark blue/white etiquette, typed "MacRobertson Miller Aviation Co Ltd/Australian Aerial Medical Service/Ord River-Wyndham/No post office at Ord River".   The plane left Wyndham on the 9th, collected mail from Ord River, and returned on to Wynham on the 11th when this cover was cancelled.

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Date: 1935, Jul 11
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Australia

Description: MacRobertson Miller Aviation/Australian Aerial Medical Services reopening of Ord River-Wyndham service, plain cover addressed to EA Crome, 2d PSE with additional 3d canc Wyndham/West Australia 11/7/35 cds, dark blue/white etiquette, typed "MacRobertson Miller Aviation Co Ltd/Australian Aerial Medical Service/Ord River-Wyndham/No post office at Ord River". The plane left Wyndham on the 9th, collected mail from Ord River, and returned on to Wynham on the 11th when this cover was cancelled.
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Lot Number: 31

(Australia) Australian Transcontinental Airways, F/F Adelaide-Darwin, bs 20/, franked Australia 3d air & 2d, canc Adelaide 17/8 cds, typed "By Aust.Transcontinental Airways Ltd/First Adelaide-Darwin Service",  signed by pilot..

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Date: 1935, Aug 17
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Australia

Description: Australian Transcontinental Airways, F/F Adelaide-Darwin, bs 20/, franked Australia 3d air & 2d, canc Adelaide 17/8 cds, typed "By Aust.Transcontinental Airways Ltd/First Adelaide-Darwin Service", signed by pilot..
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Lot Number: 32

(Australia) New England Airways Ltd, F/F Rockhampton to Mackay, b/s 15/9, carried on the F/F Brisbane-Townsville service, Eustis cover franked 5d, typed 'First  Flight/Rockhampton-Mackay'.

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Date: 1935, Sep 15
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Australia

Description: New England Airways Ltd, F/F Rockhampton to Mackay, b/s 15/9, carried on the F/F Brisbane-Townsville service, Eustis cover franked 5d, typed 'First Flight/Rockhampton-Mackay'.
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Lot Number: 33

(Australia) Holymans Airways Ltd, F/F Canberra to Sydney, bs 7/10, airmail etiquette cover franked  3d air +2d, typed 'First Flight/Canberra-Sydney'.red "Canberra to Sydney/Holymans Airways Ltd".

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Date: 1935, Oct 7
Est. price: £8.00
Category: Australia

Description: Holymans Airways Ltd, F/F Canberra to Sydney, bs 7/10, airmail etiquette cover franked 3d air +2d, typed 'First Flight/Canberra-Sydney'.red "Canberra to Sydney/Holymans Airways Ltd".
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Lot Number: 34

(Australia) Adelaide Airways Ltd, F/F Melbourne to Mount Gambier, bs 27/11, airmail etiquette cover franked 5d, ms "First Flight/Mount Gambier to Melbourne".

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Date: 1935, Nov 26
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Australia

Description: Adelaide Airways Ltd, F/F Melbourne to Mount Gambier, bs 27/11, airmail etiquette cover franked 5d, ms "First Flight/Mount Gambier to Melbourne".
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Lot Number: 35

(Australia) WWII precursor, Sydney to New York, sent to USA via the Empire Route to London and and onward transmission across Atlantic by sea, imprint etiquette airmail cover franked 1/7d (overpaid by 1d), canc Air Mail/Sydney/39MY38, etiquette cancelled by red double bar Jusqu'a applied in London to terminate carriage by air. Flown all the way by Short C Class S.30 flying boats, to Singapore by Qantas, and on to London by Imperial Airways.  An interesting item, Australian airmail to USA of this period usually went by the Pan Am Trans Pacific route. Some rough opening at top, hardly detracts, see scan.

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Date: 1938, May 30
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Australia

Description: WWII precursor, Sydney to New York, sent to USA via the Empire Route to London and and onward transmission across Atlantic by sea, imprint etiquette airmail cover franked 1/7d (overpaid by 1d), canc Air Mail/Sydney/39MY38, etiquette cancelled by red double bar Jusqu'a applied in London to terminate carriage by air. Flown all the way by Short C Class S.30 flying boats, to Singapore by Qantas, and on to London by Imperial Airways. An interesting item, Australian airmail to USA of this period usually went by the Pan Am Trans Pacific route. Some rough opening at top, hardly detracts, see scan.
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Lot Number: 36

(Australia) First Flight of Airlines of Australia DH89 VH-UZY Cairns to Batavia dispatched from
Brisbane (Queensland) on 10th b/stamped Cairns 6pm same day.

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Date: 1939, May 11
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Australia

Description: First Flight of Airlines of Australia DH89 VH-UZY Cairns to Batavia dispatched from Brisbane (Queensland) on 10th b/stamped Cairns 6pm same day.
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Lot Number: 37

(Australia) First regular Sydney-Auckland airmail, bs Auckland 2/5,  blue/cream 'First Flight Regular Service/Australia-New Zealand' souvenir cover franked 5d, TEAL.

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Date: 1940, May 1
Est. price: £8.00
Category: Australia

Description: First regular Sydney-Auckland airmail, bs Auckland 2/5, blue/cream 'First Flight Regular Service/Australia-New Zealand' souvenir cover franked 5d, TEAL.
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Lot Number: 38

(Australia) Wartime airmail, 'air all the way' Australia to Canada, Pacific Clipper services up to the attack on Pearl Harbour, Double Bay/NSW to Ottawa, censored imprint etiquette air cover franked 2/-, 1/6d and 5d, canc double Bay cds, ms NZ-USA-Canada, violet two line 'California Clipper' hs, sealed red/white Australian OBC censor tape, violet two line 'Passed By/Censor/S.103 (Sydney) hs. Correctly rated 3/11d for the Pacific 'all air' service to CANADA, carried by TEAL to New Zealand, Pan Am FAM19 to San Francisco, then US/Canadian internal air service to Ottawa (Boyle p860). This service opened on 3/7/40 when Italy entered the war and closed Mediterranean section of the long established Empire (Kangaroo) route through Europe and across the Indian Ocean. The Pacific Clipper service ceased after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour on 11/12/41.

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Date: 1940, Oct 23
Est. price: £55.00
Category: Australia

Description: Wartime airmail, 'air all the way' Australia to Canada, Pacific Clipper services up to the attack on Pearl Harbour, Double Bay/NSW to Ottawa, censored imprint etiquette air cover franked 2/-, 1/6d and 5d, canc double Bay cds, ms NZ-USA-Canada, violet two line 'California Clipper' hs, sealed red/white Australian OBC censor tape, violet two line 'Passed By/Censor/S.103 (Sydney) hs. Correctly rated 3/11d for the Pacific 'all air' service to CANADA, carried by TEAL to New Zealand, Pan Am FAM19 to San Francisco, then US/Canadian internal air service to Ottawa (Boyle p860). This service opened on 3/7/40 when Italy entered the war and closed Mediterranean section of the long established Empire (Kangaroo) route through Europe and across the Indian Ocean. The Pacific Clipper service ceased after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour on 11/12/41.
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Lot Number: 39

(Australia) Wartime airmail, Pacific Clipper services up to the attack on Pearl Harbour, the 'air all the way' trans Pacific and trans Atlantic clipper service, Sydney to London, imprint etiquette 'Semper Integro' logo cover franked 5/10d, typed "Aus-NZ-UK Air Mail", sealed red/white Australian OBC censor tape tied by violet  two line 'Passed By Censor/S.109' hs, violet 'California Clipper' hs. Correctly rated 5/10 for the two ocean clipper service to the UK, carried by TEAL to New Zealand, Pan Am FAM19 to San Francisco, then US internal air service to link with Pan Am FAM18 trans Atlantic service to Lisbon. This service opened on 3/7/40 when Italy entered the war on June 10th 1940 and closed Mediterranean section of the long established Empire (Kangaroo) route through Europe and across the Indian Ocean. The Pacific Clipper service ceased after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour on 11/12/41. An attractive and important item in the study of wartime airmails.

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Date: 1942, Feb 2
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Australia

Description: Wartime airmail, Pacific Clipper services up to the attack on Pearl Harbour, the 'air all the way' trans Pacific and trans Atlantic clipper service, Sydney to London, imprint etiquette 'Semper Integro' logo cover franked 5/10d, typed "Aus-NZ-UK Air Mail", sealed red/white Australian OBC censor tape tied by violet two line 'Passed By Censor/S.109' hs, violet 'California Clipper' hs. Correctly rated 5/10 for the two ocean clipper service to the UK, carried by TEAL to New Zealand, Pan Am FAM19 to San Francisco, then US internal air service to link with Pan Am FAM18 trans Atlantic service to Lisbon. This service opened on 3/7/40 when Italy entered the war on June 10th 1940 and closed Mediterranean section of the long established Empire (Kangaroo) route through Europe and across the Indian Ocean. The Pacific Clipper service ceased after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour on 11/12/41. An attractive and important item in the study of wartime airmails.
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Lot Number: 40

(Australia) Qantas Christmas 'parachute mail to Mornington Island by 'Coolangatta', Qantas company cover postmarked Sydney Air 24/12/46, endorsed on arrival at Mornington Island by JB McCarthy, Missionary in Charge, green/black/white commemorative vignette dated 1943, signed by the pilot Capt K G Caldwell.

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Date: 1943, Dec 24
Est. price: £55.00
Category: Australia

Description: Qantas Christmas 'parachute mail to Mornington Island by 'Coolangatta', Qantas company cover postmarked Sydney Air 24/12/46, endorsed on arrival at Mornington Island by JB McCarthy, Missionary in Charge, green/black/white commemorative vignette dated 1943, signed by the pilot Capt K G Caldwell.
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Lot Number: 41

(Australia) Airmail from ships of the Royal Navy, air  letter posted and censored on the ship, then red tomb stone censor mark applied, franked 'British Fleet/12/28 JU/45' (Sydney)  instead of postage stamp, addressed to South Africa. Image.

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Date: 1945, Jun 28
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Australia

Description: Airmail from ships of the Royal Navy, air letter posted and censored on the ship, then red tomb stone censor mark applied, franked 'British Fleet/12/28 JU/45' (Sydney) instead of postage stamp, addressed to South Africa. Image.
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Lot Number: 42

(Australia) Qantas first Australia-Singapore civil air service after cessation of WWII by flying boat 'Coriolanus', company cover franked 2 1/2d, postmarked Sydney 4 Oct 45, b/s, 4pm 8.10.45, signed by the pilot Capt K G Caldwell.

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Date: 1945, Oct 4
Est. price: £65.00
Category: Australia

Description: Qantas first Australia-Singapore civil air service after cessation of WWII by flying boat 'Coriolanus', company cover franked 2 1/2d, postmarked Sydney 4 Oct 45, b/s, 4pm 8.10.45, signed by the pilot Capt K G Caldwell.
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Lot Number: 43

(Australia) Australia to England, air letter sent by Maritime Mail from the British Pacific Fleet, Sydney, Australia to Leeds POA 'Leeds/20 Dec/1945, large red 'Maritime Mail' cachet. Interestng contents.

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Date: 1945, Dec 10
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Australia

Description: Australia to England, air letter sent by Maritime Mail from the British Pacific Fleet, Sydney, Australia to Leeds POA 'Leeds/20 Dec/1945, large red 'Maritime Mail' cachet. Interestng contents.
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Lot Number: 44

(Australia) First Qantas post war civilian service, Sydney to Singapore, bs 8/4, 7d air letter overprinted purple, signd by Captains A Furze and J Moxham. Eustis 1036a.

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Date: 1946, Apr 7
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Australia

Description: First Qantas post war civilian service, Sydney to Singapore, bs 8/4, 7d air letter overprinted purple, signd by Captains A Furze and J Moxham. Eustis 1036a.
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Lot Number: 45

(Australia) First clipper airmail flight Sydney to Noumea, bs.

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Date: 1947, Jul 9
Est. price: £8.00
Category: Australia

Description: First clipper airmail flight Sydney to Noumea, bs.
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Lot Number: 46

(Bahamas) F/F, Nassau-Miami, bs 2/1, printed souvenir cover franked 2 1/2d, red two line cachet 'By First Air Mail/To Miami' cachet, Pan Am. Image.

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Date: 1929, Jan 2
Est. price: £8.00
Category: Bahamas

Description: F/F, Nassau-Miami, bs 2/1, printed souvenir cover franked 2 1/2d, red two line cachet 'By First Air Mail/To Miami' cachet, Pan Am. Image.
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Lot Number: 47

(Bahamas) British Eagle F/F Boeing 707 Nassau to London, bs 4/5, souvenir cover franked 1/6d. Image.

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Date: 1968, Apr 4
Est. price: £6.00
Category: Bahamas

Description: British Eagle F/F Boeing 707 Nassau to London, bs 4/5, souvenir cover franked 1/6d. Image.
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Lot Number: 48

(Basutoland) Basutoland to Singapore, bs 19/12, carried on the first flight of the imperial Airways extension from Rangoon to Singapore via Cairo, Wyndham registered (hs) cover franked FDI of the 1933 KGV 1d,3d,6d,1/-, canc Maseru/1 DEC/33 cds returned to Cape Town 'House of Parliament/23 MAR 34' cds verso. Also original certificate of posting. A superb item in fine condition.

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Date: 1933, Dec 1
Est. price: £185.00
Category: Basutoland

Description: Basutoland to Singapore, bs 19/12, carried on the first flight of the imperial Airways extension from Rangoon to Singapore via Cairo, Wyndham registered (hs) cover franked FDI of the 1933 KGV 1d,3d,6d,1/-, canc Maseru/1 DEC/33 cds returned to Cape Town 'House of Parliament/23 MAR 34' cds verso. Also original certificate of posting. A superb item in fine condition.
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Lot Number: 49

(Basutoland) The Visit of HRH Prince George to Southern Africa, first acceptance of mail from Basutoland for carriage on the F/F R.A.N.A. Southern Rhodesia-Nyasaland service, Maseru to Limbe, bs 9/3, via Blantyre 9/3, airmail cover franked 9d Basutoland 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 Maseru cds, black two line 'S.Rhodesia/Nyasaland' and violet st. line 'First Official Air Mail' hand stamps. "F/F mail from countries other than S. Rhodesia and the Union was very small because 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 the Royal Train while it was in Basutoland and in the Union. The train was only in Basutoland one day and even the ordinary mail there from is scarce. See South African Air Mails, Morton D.G., 2005, p25. A rare cover in fine condition.

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Date: 1934, Mar 1
Est. price: £260.00
Category: Basutoland

Description: The Visit of HRH Prince George to Southern Africa, first acceptance of mail from Basutoland for carriage on the F/F R.A.N.A. Southern Rhodesia-Nyasaland service, Maseru to Limbe, bs 9/3, via Blantyre 9/3, airmail cover franked 9d Basutoland 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 Maseru cds, black two line 'S.Rhodesia/Nyasaland' and violet st. line 'First Official Air Mail' hand stamps. "F/F mail from countries other than S. Rhodesia and the Union was very small because 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 the Royal Train while it was in Basutoland and in the Union. The train was only in Basutoland one day and even the ordinary mail there from is scarce. See South African Air Mails, Morton D.G., 2005, p25. A rare cover in fine condition.
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Lot Number: 50

(Bechuanaland) Lobatsi to Australia, bs Adelaide 23/12, first acceptance of African 'all the way' airmail for Australia for carriage on the Imperial Airways  African service to Cairo, to connect with the first extension of the IIA/ITCA/Qantas service from Singapore to Brisbane, official 'Kangaroo' cover franked 1/-, 6d and 2d, canc Lobatsi 1 Dec 34 cds. Scarce.

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Date: 1934, Dec 1
Est. price: £85.00
Category: Bechuanaland

Description: Lobatsi to Australia, bs Adelaide 23/12, first acceptance of African 'all the way' airmail for Australia for carriage on the Imperial Airways African service to Cairo, to connect with the first extension of the IIA/ITCA/Qantas service from Singapore to Brisbane, official 'Kangaroo' cover franked 1/-, 6d and 2d, canc Lobatsi 1 Dec 34 cds. Scarce.
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