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Lot Number: 1

(Airship) First mail flight Airship USS "Los Angeles, Lakehurst to Bermuda, magenta air mail "Air Mail Service Feb 20 New York" cachet," typed endorsement "Air Mail by Airship Los Angeles from Lakehurst NJ" hs,  b/s St George's 21/2, Roessler " Wrestler" cover,

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Date: 1925, Feb 20
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Airship

Description: First mail flight Airship USS "Los Angeles, Lakehurst to Bermuda, magenta air mail "Air Mail Service Feb 20 New York" cachet," typed endorsement "Air Mail by Airship Los Angeles from Lakehurst NJ" hs, b/s St George's 21/2, Roessler " Wrestler" cover,
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Lot Number: 2

(Airship) Airship USS "Los Angeles", Lakehurst to Hamilton (Bermuda),bs 22/4, franked 2c rate, canc red "New York  Airmail Service" cds, plain cover.

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Date: 1925, Apr 15
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Airship

Description: Airship USS "Los Angeles", Lakehurst to Hamilton (Bermuda),bs 22/4, franked 2c rate, canc red "New York Airmail Service" cds, plain cover.
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Lot Number: 3

(Airship) First mail flight Airship USS "Los Angeles Lakehurst to Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, bs 5/5, magenta air mail "Air Mail Service Apr 27 New York cancellation tying US 2c , printed 'Via Air Mail/By Airship/Los Angeles/from Lakehurst NJ/to Puerto Rico.

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Date: 1925, Apr 27
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Airship

Description: First mail flight Airship USS "Los Angeles Lakehurst to Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, bs 5/5, magenta air mail "Air Mail Service Apr 27 New York cancellation tying US 2c , printed 'Via Air Mail/By Airship/Los Angeles/from Lakehurst NJ/to Puerto Rico.
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Lot Number: 4

(Airship) Return flight  if USS Airship Los Angeles from Mayaguez (Puerto Rico) to New York, ms 'Via Airship Los Angeles', plain cover franked 2c canc violet 'Air Mail Service/May 6  1925/Maguez P.R.', bs City Hall Sta NY/May 11/1925.

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Date: 1925, May 8
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Airship

Description: Return flight if USS Airship Los Angeles from Mayaguez (Puerto Rico) to New York, ms 'Via Airship Los Angeles', plain cover franked 2c canc violet 'Air Mail Service/May 6 1925/Maguez P.R.', bs City Hall Sta NY/May 11/1925.
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Lot Number: 5

(Airship) Graf Zeppelin 1st SAF, Seville to Lakehurst, Graf Zeppelin bs 31/5, plain envelope franked 20 pts, fine strike red flight confirmation cachet.

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Date: 1930, May 17
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Airship

Description: Graf Zeppelin 1st SAF, Seville to Lakehurst, Graf Zeppelin bs 31/5, plain envelope franked 20 pts, fine strike red flight confirmation cachet.
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Lot Number: 6

(Airship) Graf Zeppelin 1st SAF, Seville to Rio de Janeiro, bs 25/5, plain envelope franked 8 pts, red flight confirmation cachet.

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Date: 1930, May 17
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Airship

Description: Graf Zeppelin 1st SAF, Seville to Rio de Janeiro, bs 25/5, plain envelope franked 8 pts, red flight confirmation cachet.
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Lot Number: 7

(Airship) Uruguay dispatch, special printed cover, carried on return 4th SAF, Friedrichshafen 10/5 arrival ds verso, green flight cachet on front. Image.

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Date: 1932, May 3
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Airship

Description: Uruguay dispatch, special printed cover, carried on return 4th SAF, Friedrichshafen 10/5 arrival ds verso, green flight cachet on front. Image.
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Lot Number: 8

(Airship) Flown cover Tacoma to Evansville, no b/s, green/white etiquette intended for mail carried by Airship Akron and  descibed by Mair ( page 497) as "a great rarity"

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Date: 1932, Jun 8
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Airship

Description: Flown cover Tacoma to Evansville, no b/s, green/white etiquette intended for mail carried by Airship Akron and descibed by Mair ( page 497) as "a great rarity"
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Lot Number: 9

(Airship) Netherlands flight, Rotterdam to Friedrichshafen bs 19/6, official blue flight confirmation cachet, franked 92 1/2c. Closed non invasive tear and corner nibble verso, hardly detracts, see image.

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Date: 1932, Jun 18
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Airship

Description: Netherlands flight, Rotterdam to Friedrichshafen bs 19/6, official blue flight confirmation cachet, franked 92 1/2c. Closed non invasive tear and corner nibble verso, hardly detracts, see image.
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Lot Number: 10

(Airship) USN Airship 'Akron' Tactical Training Flight from Lakehurst Aug 1, 1932 and return Aug 2, attractive Roessler red 'Dirigable Mail' souvenir card franked 8c, canc Lakehurst cds, official violet rectangular flight cachet on front , and blue flight cachet verso, .

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Date: 1932, Aug 1
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Airship

Description: USN Airship 'Akron' Tactical Training Flight from Lakehurst Aug 1, 1932 and return Aug 2, attractive Roessler red 'Dirigable Mail' souvenir card franked 8c, canc Lakehurst cds, official violet rectangular flight cachet on front , and blue flight cachet verso, .
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Lot Number: 11

(Airship) Brazil, Recife to Friedrichshafen, bs 19/10, Aeropostale company cover, minor lower lh corner stain (see scan), franked 3700R fine strike blue flight confirmation hs.

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Date: 1932, Oct 16
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Airship

Description: Brazil, Recife to Friedrichshafen, bs 19/10, Aeropostale company cover, minor lower lh corner stain (see scan), franked 3700R fine strike blue flight confirmation hs.
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Lot Number: 12

(Airship) Hindenburg flight, Lakehurst to Frankfurt, bs 14/5, US mail, PC franked 43c US stamps, posted Rochester 9/5/36, special Frankfurt Hindenburg 14/5 arrival cds on front. also faint oficial flight cachet.

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Date: 1936, May 9
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Airship

Description: Hindenburg flight, Lakehurst to Frankfurt, bs 14/5, US mail, PC franked 43c US stamps, posted Rochester 9/5/36, special Frankfurt Hindenburg 14/5 arrival cds on front. also faint oficial flight cachet.
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Lot Number: 13

(Australia) F/F Charleville to Brisbane, violet PMG rectangular cachet with Charleville cds applied to centre, b/s, red/black  "Inaugural Flight ....." and "See?Western Queensland" flight vignettes on front and a "By Air Mail/Brisbane-Charleville etiquette" verso (all three rated a great rarity by Mair), Facsimile signature of pilot, Capt. PH Moody, on front.

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Date: 1929, Apr 21
Est. price: £45.00
Category: Australia

Description: F/F Charleville to Brisbane, violet PMG rectangular cachet with Charleville cds applied to centre, b/s, red/black "Inaugural Flight ....." and "See?Western Queensland" flight vignettes on front and a "By Air Mail/Brisbane-Charleville etiquette" verso (all three rated a great rarity by Mair), Facsimile signature of pilot, Capt. PH Moody, on front.
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Lot Number: 14

(Australia) F/F Adelaide to Perth, franked 4 1/2d, ms "per First Air Mail", Western Australian AW. No b/s's were applied to ordinary covers, see Eus 136.

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Date: 1929, Jun 2
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Australia

Description: F/F Adelaide to Perth, franked 4 1/2d, ms "per First Air Mail", Western Australian AW. No b/s's were applied to ordinary covers, see Eus 136.
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Lot Number: 15

(Australia) Western Australian AW F/F Perth to Adelaide, leg of Australian internal air mail service, Davis Bros blue/pale grey souvenir cover, franked 4d, blue/white 'Winged Messenger' vignette on front and  red/white/blue etiquette 'Earliest Delivery' vignette verso. No b/s's were applied to ordinary covers at Adelaide, see Eus 136.

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Date: 1929, Jun 4
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Australia

Description: Western Australian AW F/F Perth to Adelaide, leg of Australian internal air mail service, Davis Bros blue/pale grey souvenir cover, franked 4d, blue/white 'Winged Messenger' vignette on front and red/white/blue etiquette 'Earliest Delivery' vignette verso. No b/s's were applied to ordinary covers at Adelaide, see Eus 136.
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Lot Number: 16

(Australia) FDI Kingsford Smith 2d, 3d & 6d set of 3 on special Melbourne-Sydney registered (label) souvenir cover, posted Melbourne 19/3, arrived Fortitude Valley 21/3 via Brisbane 20/3, signed by the pilot, Sir Charles Kingsford Smith, Australian National AW. Top corner nibbles and top edge wear, otherwise good. See Image.

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Date: 1931, Mar 19
Est. price: £150.00
Category: Australia

Description: FDI Kingsford Smith 2d, 3d & 6d set of 3 on special Melbourne-Sydney registered (label) souvenir cover, posted Melbourne 19/3, arrived Fortitude Valley 21/3 via Brisbane 20/3, signed by the pilot, Sir Charles Kingsford Smith, Australian National AW. Top corner nibbles and top edge wear, otherwise good. See Image.
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Lot Number: 17

(Australia) "Faith in Australia", first official airmail Australia-New Zealand, bs Cheistchurch 12/4,  plain cover franked 9d (inc SG 139a cat £55 used) canc Melbourne machine cancel, violet winged "First Official Air Mail/ Australia-New Zealand" cachet.

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Date: 1934, Apr 10
Est. price: £18.00
Category: Australia

Description: "Faith in Australia", first official airmail Australia-New Zealand, bs Cheistchurch 12/4, plain cover franked 9d (inc SG 139a cat £55 used) canc Melbourne machine cancel, violet winged "First Official Air Mail/ Australia-New Zealand" cachet.
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Lot Number: 18

(Australia) MacRobertson Miller Aviation Co, F/F Daly Waters-Perth, bs 12/10, airmal etiquette cover franked 5d.

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Date: 1934, Oct 8
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Australia

Description: MacRobertson Miller Aviation Co, F/F Daly Waters-Perth, bs 12/10, airmal etiquette cover franked 5d.
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Lot Number: 19

(Australia) AUSTRALIA TO EGYPT, rare first acceptance  of mail for Alexandria, Egypt from Australia for carriage on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, Sydney to Alexandria bs 22/12, via Cairo 22/12, also large violet oval Thomas Cook Cairo 24/12 receiver, 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: £75.00
Category: Australia

Description: AUSTRALIA TO EGYPT, rare first acceptance of mail for Alexandria, Egypt from Australia for carriage on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, Sydney to Alexandria bs 22/12, via Cairo 22/12, also large violet oval Thomas Cook Cairo 24/12 receiver, 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: 20

(Australia) First flight Brisbane to London souvenir cover rated 1/6d.

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Date: 1934, Dec 7
Est. price: £12.00
Category: Australia

Description: First flight Brisbane to London souvenir cover rated 1/6d.
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Lot Number: 21

(Australia) Scarce first acceptance of mail for the Belgian Congo from Australia, for carriage on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, Kew to Elisabethville, bs, via Cairo, 22/12, and Broken Hill 26/12,  blue/grey printed souvenir cover franked 3/2d inc pair 1/6d.  Flown Brisbane-Darwin by Qantas, Darwin-Cairo by IAW IW 298, Cairo-Broken Hill by IAW AS199, and Broken Hill-E'villle by the Aero Club of Katanga. 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: £125.00
Category: Australia

Description: Scarce first acceptance of mail for the Belgian Congo from Australia, for carriage on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, Kew to Elisabethville, bs, via Cairo, 22/12, and Broken Hill 26/12, blue/grey printed souvenir cover franked 3/2d inc pair 1/6d. Flown Brisbane-Darwin by Qantas, Darwin-Cairo by IAW IW 298, Cairo-Broken Hill by IAW AS199, and Broken Hill-E'villle by the Aero Club of Katanga. 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: 22

(Australia) First acceptance of mail for Africa, Sydney to Dodoma, Tanganyika, bs 25/12, via Cairo 22/12, carried on first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1/6d and 9d (SG 152 Cat £45 used), canc 'Sydney/12 Dec/Air Mail' cds. Carried from Cairo to Dodoma 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.

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Date: 1934, Dec 12
Est. price: £55.00
Category: Australia

Description: First acceptance of mail for Africa, Sydney to Dodoma, Tanganyika, bs 25/12, via Cairo 22/12, carried on first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1/6d and 9d (SG 152 Cat £45 used), canc 'Sydney/12 Dec/Air Mail' cds. Carried from Cairo to Dodoma 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.
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Lot Number: 23

(Australia) First acceptance of mail for Africa, Sydney to Mpika, Northern Rhodesia, bs 26/12, carried on first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1/6d, 2d, and 9d (SG 152 Cat £45 used), canc 'Sydney/12 Dec 34/Air Mail' cds. Carried from Cairo to Mpika 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.

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Date: 1934, Dec 12
Est. price: £55.00
Category: Australia

Description: First acceptance of mail for Africa, Sydney to Mpika, Northern Rhodesia, bs 26/12, carried on first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1/6d, 2d, and 9d (SG 152 Cat £45 used), canc 'Sydney/12 Dec 34/Air Mail' cds. Carried from Cairo to Mpika 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.
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Lot Number: 24

(Australia) First acceptance of mail for South West Africa, Kew to Windhoek, bs 28/12, via Cairo 22/12, carried on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 6d brown,  1/6d and 9d (SG 152 Cat £45 used) canc 'Sydney/12 Dec/Air Mail' cds, black framed 'Par Avio/Jusqu'a.(ms) J'burg'. Carried from Cairo to Jo'burg 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. Scarce.

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Date: 1934, Dec 12
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Australia

Description: First acceptance of mail for South West Africa, Kew to Windhoek, bs 28/12, via Cairo 22/12, carried on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 6d brown, 1/6d and 9d (SG 152 Cat £45 used) canc 'Sydney/12 Dec/Air Mail' cds, black framed 'Par Avio/Jusqu'a.(ms) J'burg'. Carried from Cairo to Jo'burg 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. Scarce.
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Lot Number: 25

(Australia) Rare first acceptance of mail for Mozambique, Kew to Beira, bs 28/12, via Cairo 22/12 and Ambulancia/Beira-Umtali/27/12, carried on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service to Broken Hill, then by La Service de la Navigation Aerienne de Madagascar to Beira, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1/6d x2 and 2d, 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.

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Date: 1934, Dec 12
Est. price: £55.00
Category: Australia

Description: Rare first acceptance of mail for Mozambique, Kew to Beira, bs 28/12, via Cairo 22/12 and Ambulancia/Beira-Umtali/27/12, carried on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service to Broken Hill, then by La Service de la Navigation Aerienne de Madagascar to Beira, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1/6d x2 and 2d, 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.
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Lot Number: 26

(Australia) Adelaide Airways Ltd, F/F Mount Gambier to Adelaide, bs, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 5d, small mail. Signed by the pilot H. Gayton Kirkman.

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Date: 1935, Nov 25
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Australia

Description: Adelaide Airways Ltd, F/F Mount Gambier to Adelaide, bs, plain airmail etiquette cover franked 5d, small mail. Signed by the pilot H. Gayton Kirkman.
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Lot Number: 27

(Australia) WASP F/F Broken Hill to Sydney, bs 28/3, airmail etiquette cover franked 5d, two fine purple returned to sender hand stamps on front & Sydney unclaimed 3/4 cds of the same date.

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Date: 1936, Mar 28
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Australia

Description: WASP F/F Broken Hill to Sydney, bs 28/3, airmail etiquette cover franked 5d, two fine purple returned to sender hand stamps on front & Sydney unclaimed 3/4 cds of the same date.
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Lot Number: 28

(Australia) WASP F/F Brisbane to Coonamble, bs 28/5, printed Queensland Air Mail Society cover franked 5d.

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Date: 1936, May 27
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Australia

Description: WASP F/F Brisbane to Coonamble, bs 28/5, printed Queensland Air Mail Society cover franked 5d.
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Lot Number: 29

(Australia) 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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Date: 1948, Nov 14
Est. price: £5.00
Category: Australia

Description: 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: 30

(Australia) Qantas F/F  Sydney to Vancouver Canada (Nth America service) bs 16/5, souvenir cover franked 2S, signed by pilots KG Jackson and JP Shields.official cover.

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Date: 1954, May 15
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Australia

Description: Qantas F/F Sydney to Vancouver Canada (Nth America service) bs 16/5, souvenir cover franked 2S, signed by pilots KG Jackson and JP Shields.official cover.
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Lot Number: 31

(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.A superb item in fine condition.

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Date: 1933, Dec 1
Est. price: £225.00
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.A superb item in fine condition.
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Lot Number: 32

(Basutoland) Prince George Royal Tour, first official mail to Nyasaland, card franked KGV 4d, 1d tied South African Royal Tour canceller used on arrival f Royal Train at  Maseru also Maseru cds,  carried by train via Bloemfontein to Johannesburg to link with Imperial Airways flight to Salisbury bs 8/3 and on 1st RANA Salisbury/ Blantyre flight bs 9/3. Lovely item.

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Date: 1934, Mar 1
Est. price: £125.00
Category: Basutoland

Description: Prince George Royal Tour, first official mail to Nyasaland, card franked KGV 4d, 1d tied South African Royal Tour canceller used on arrival f Royal Train at Maseru also Maseru cds, carried by train via Bloemfontein to Johannesburg to link with Imperial Airways flight to Salisbury bs 8/3 and on 1st RANA Salisbury/ Blantyre flight bs 9/3. Lovely item.
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Lot Number: 33

(Basutoland) Prince George Royal Tour, first official mail to Nyasaland, cover franked KGV 1d,2d,3d, 4d, tied by South African Royal Tour canceller used on arrival of Royal Train at  Maseru also Maseru cds,  carried by train via Bloemfontein to Johannesburg to link with Imperial Airways flight to Salisbury bs 8/3 and on 1st RANA Salisbury/ Blantyre flight bs 9/3. Lovely item.

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Date: 1934, Mar 1
Est. price: £120.00
Category: Basutoland

Description: Prince George Royal Tour, first official mail to Nyasaland, cover franked KGV 1d,2d,3d, 4d, tied by South African Royal Tour canceller used on arrival of Royal Train at Maseru also Maseru cds, carried by train via Bloemfontein to Johannesburg to link with Imperial Airways flight to Salisbury bs 8/3 and on 1st RANA Salisbury/ Blantyre flight bs 9/3. Lovely item.
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Lot Number: 34

(Basutoland) Scarce first incoming mail to Basutoland, bs 10/3, carried on the RANA F/F Nyasaland (Blantyre) to Southern Rhodesia (Salisbury), the by surface mail to Maseru. Unclaimed and returned to sender 6/4/1934.

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Date: 1934, Mar 8
Est. price: £100.00
Category: Basutoland

Description: Scarce first incoming mail to Basutoland, bs 10/3, carried on the RANA F/F Nyasaland (Blantyre) to Southern Rhodesia (Salisbury), the by surface mail to Maseru. Unclaimed and returned to sender 6/4/1934.
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Lot Number: 35

(Basutoland) Maseru to Australia, bs Sydney 21/12, 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 Maseru 3 Dec 34 cds. Scarce.

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Date: 1934, Dec 3
Est. price: £150.00
Category: Basutoland

Description: Maseru to Australia, bs Sydney 21/12, 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 Maseru 3 Dec 34 cds. Scarce.
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Lot Number: 36

(Belgium) F/F Liege-Brussels-London, bs Liverpool 18/7, Service Special De L'Exposition de Liege, Godinas A41, Mu104,  3000, scarce. Image.

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Date: 1930, Jun 16
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Belgium

Description: F/F Liege-Brussels-London, bs Liverpool 18/7, Service Special De L'Exposition de Liege, Godinas A41, Mu104, 3000, scarce. Image.
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Lot Number: 37

(Belgium) F/F Brussels to Berlin, 16/5 arrival ds's front and verso, plain cover franked 85c canc special 'Anvers Airport' postmark, fine red Luftpostampt /Berlin C2 hs on front.. Francis Field authentication hs. Image.

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Date: 1932, May 16
Est. price: £12.00
Category: Belgium

Description: F/F Brussels to Berlin, 16/5 arrival ds's front and verso, plain cover franked 85c canc special 'Anvers Airport' postmark, fine red Luftpostampt /Berlin C2 hs on front.. Francis Field authentication hs. Image.
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Lot Number: 38

(Belgium) F/F Brussels to Dusseldorf, bs 16/5, plain cover franked 2F50 canc Brussels cds, red two line Dusseldorf arrival hs. Image.

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Date: 1932, May 16
Est. price: £12.00
Category: Belgium

Description: F/F Brussels to Dusseldorf, bs 16/5, plain cover franked 2F50 canc Brussels cds, red two line Dusseldorf arrival hs. Image.
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Lot Number: 39

(Belgium) Brussels to Elisabethville, bs 29/10 and return to Brussels, 5/11, Belgian and Belgian Congo stamps, all bs's and cachets, cachet, illustrated souvenir cover, Sabena. Image.

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Date: 1936, Oct 24
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Belgium

Description: Brussels to Elisabethville, bs 29/10 and return to Brussels, 5/11, Belgian and Belgian Congo stamps, all bs's and cachets, cachet, illustrated souvenir cover, Sabena. Image.
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Lot Number: 40

(Belgium) Christmas and New Year Air France publicity greetings card, Brussels to Elisabethville, 30/12 arrival ds on front. Franked 1F, although the card enjoyed a reduced tariff, against the normal 3F.  Verso shows a design of aircraft/birds in arrowhead formation. Scarce.

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Date: 1938, Dec 23
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Belgium

Description: Christmas and New Year Air France publicity greetings card, Brussels to Elisabethville, 30/12 arrival ds on front. Franked 1F, although the card enjoyed a reduced tariff, against the normal 3F. Verso shows a design of aircraft/birds in arrowhead formation. Scarce.
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Lot Number: 41

(Belgium) F/F Brussels-Tunis-Damascus,  bs  Damascus 11/2, Van Reet tricolour cover franked 3F50. Uncommon

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Date: 1939, Feb 9
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Belgium

Description: F/F Brussels-Tunis-Damascus, bs Damascus 11/2, Van Reet tricolour cover franked 3F50. Uncommon
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Lot Number: 42

(Belgium) Belgium acceptance for Pau (Pyrenees), 11/5 arrival cds on front, for carriage on the first night flight from Paris, canc Le Bourget, 10/5, PC franked 1Fm fine strike red framed flight cachet, red/cream triangular airmail etiquette.

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Date: 1939, May 10
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Belgium

Description: Belgium acceptance for Pau (Pyrenees), 11/5 arrival cds on front, for carriage on the first night flight from Paris, canc Le Bourget, 10/5, PC franked 1Fm fine strike red framed flight cachet, red/cream triangular airmail etiquette.
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Lot Number: 43

(Belgium) Sabena F/F Belgian postal service by helicopter, round trip of nine stops fromTurnhout-Turnhout, souvenir card with  nine intermediate transit postmarks and stamps.Image.

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Date: 1950, Aug 21
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Belgium

Description: Sabena F/F Belgian postal service by helicopter, round trip of nine stops fromTurnhout-Turnhout, souvenir card with nine intermediate transit postmarks and stamps.Image.
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Lot Number: 44

(Bermuda) POSSIBLY THE ONLY BERMUDA FIRST ACCEPTANCE FOR SOUTH AFRICA, bs Durban 20 Jun 39, via Southampton for carriage on the PAN AMERICAN SOUTHERN ROUTE. Airmail cover addressed to the eminent aerophilatelist JHC Godfrey, franked 2/- Bermuda stamps canc St POSSIBLY THE ONLY BERMUDA FIRST ACCEPTANCE FOR SOUTH AFRICA, bs Durban 20 Jun 39, via Southampton for carriage on the PAN AMERICAN SOUTHERN ROUTE. Airmail cover addressed to the eminent aerophilatelist JHC Godfrey, franked 2/- Bermuda stamps canc St George's/8 Jun 39, and GB 1 1/2d canc London FS/13 Jun 39 for OAT all the way by 'Canopus' to Durban on the Imperial AW Africa Southbound service IAW DS 205 arriving19/6, see Wingent p172.  Mail from Bermuda was accepted for the third trans-Atlantic service on the PAN Am route which had been inaugurated on 20 May. Ms verso '5 recorded' to GB'. Not listed in W.J. Clarke 1990. This is the first acceptance for South Africa by the Southern Route we have seen in 20 years and believe it could possibly be the only one, but this will need verification by an expert.

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Date: 1939, Jun 8
Est. price: £850.00
Category: Bermuda

Description: POSSIBLY THE ONLY BERMUDA FIRST ACCEPTANCE FOR SOUTH AFRICA, bs Durban 20 Jun 39, via Southampton for carriage on the PAN AMERICAN SOUTHERN ROUTE. Airmail cover addressed to the eminent aerophilatelist JHC Godfrey, franked 2/- Bermuda stamps canc St POSSIBLY THE ONLY BERMUDA FIRST ACCEPTANCE FOR SOUTH AFRICA, bs Durban 20 Jun 39, via Southampton for carriage on the PAN AMERICAN SOUTHERN ROUTE. Airmail cover addressed to the eminent aerophilatelist JHC Godfrey, franked 2/- Bermuda stamps canc St George's/8 Jun 39, and GB 1 1/2d canc London FS/13 Jun 39 for OAT all the way by 'Canopus' to Durban on the Imperial AW Africa Southbound service IAW DS 205 arriving19/6, see Wingent p172. Mail from Bermuda was accepted for the third trans-Atlantic service on the PAN Am route which had been inaugurated on 20 May. Ms verso '5 recorded' to GB'. Not listed in W.J. Clarke 1990. This is the first acceptance for South Africa by the Southern Route we have seen in 20 years and believe it could possibly be the only one, but this will need verification by an expert.
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Lot Number: 45

(Bermuda) SCARCE BERMUDA FIRST ACCEPTANCE FOR ENGLAND for carriage on the Pan American Southern Route, bs Sutton Coldfield/Birmingham/14 Jun 1939 cds over GB 1/2d confirms delivery, plain cover franked 2/- canc Hamilton/9 Jun 39, blue two line "First All Air Mail/from Bermuda to England". Mail from Bermuda was accepted for the third trans-Atlantic service on this route which had been inaugurated on 20 May. Francis Field authentication hs verso. Ref Clark 1990 'a few covers prepared'.

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Date: 1939, Jun 8
Est. price: £150.00
Category: Bermuda

Description: SCARCE BERMUDA FIRST ACCEPTANCE FOR ENGLAND for carriage on the Pan American Southern Route, bs Sutton Coldfield/Birmingham/14 Jun 1939 cds over GB 1/2d confirms delivery, plain cover franked 2/- canc Hamilton/9 Jun 39, blue two line "First All Air Mail/from Bermuda to England". Mail from Bermuda was accepted for the third trans-Atlantic service on this route which had been inaugurated on 20 May. Francis Field authentication hs verso. Ref Clark 1990 'a few covers prepared'.
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Lot Number: 46

(Bermuda) Imperial Airways Empire  Flying Boat 'Cavalier' and the Pan Am AW 'Bermuda Clipper' at Bermuba. Original IAW B&W photograph, 20x15cm.

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Date: 1939, Aug 1
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Bermuda

Description: Imperial Airways Empire Flying Boat 'Cavalier' and the Pan Am AW 'Bermuda Clipper' at Bermuba. Original IAW B&W photograph, 20x15cm.
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Lot Number: 47

(Bermuda) RARE BERMUDA FIRST ACCEPTANCE OF MAIL TO ENGLAND FOR CARRIAGE ON THE IMPERIAL AIRWAYS NORTHERN ROUTE, bs over GB 1/2d confirms delivery at 'Toll Bar Rotherham on 12/8, airmail etiquette cover franked 2/- KG VI keyplate stamp, canc St Georges/5 Aug 39, ms 'Imperial Airways/First Transatlantic Flight/Northern Route. This important dispatch was catalogued for the first time in 1990, when W.J. Clarke reported in his Airmails of Bermuda that he only knew of TWO such covers. We have only seen one in the last 20 years. This realised £500.00 in 2008.

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Date: 1939, Aug 5
Est. price: £500.00
Category: Bermuda

Description: RARE BERMUDA FIRST ACCEPTANCE OF MAIL TO ENGLAND FOR CARRIAGE ON THE IMPERIAL AIRWAYS NORTHERN ROUTE, bs over GB 1/2d confirms delivery at 'Toll Bar Rotherham on 12/8, airmail etiquette cover franked 2/- KG VI keyplate stamp, canc St Georges/5 Aug 39, ms 'Imperial Airways/First Transatlantic Flight/Northern Route. This important dispatch was catalogued for the first time in 1990, when W.J. Clarke reported in his Airmails of Bermuda that he only knew of TWO such covers. We have only seen one in the last 20 years. This realised £500.00 in 2008.
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Lot Number: 48

(Canada) The First Officially Authorised Air Mail Flight In Canada, Montreal to Toronto, bs 24/6, plain cover franked 3 x1c each tied with red triangular 'Inaugural Service/ Via Air Mail/23/6/18' official flight cachet.. AMC&NF #PF6. Non invasive closed flap rear verso, does not detract.

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Date: 1918, Jun 24
Est. price: £1,000.00
Category: Canada

Description: The First Officially Authorised Air Mail Flight In Canada, Montreal to Toronto, bs 24/6, plain cover franked 3 x1c each tied with red triangular 'Inaugural Service/ Via Air Mail/23/6/18' official flight cachet.. AMC&NF #PF6. Non invasive closed flap rear verso, does not detract.
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Lot Number: 49

(Canada) Victoria to Seattle, plain cover franked Canada 3c canc Victoria cds, black circular 'Victoria to Seattle/Via Sea/Plane flight cachet, red framed '1st/Trip' hs.

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Date: 1925, Sep 21
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Canada

Description: Victoria to Seattle, plain cover franked Canada 3c canc Victoria cds, black circular 'Victoria to Seattle/Via Sea/Plane flight cachet, red framed '1st/Trip' hs.
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Lot Number: 50

(Canada) Red Lake to Rolling Portage, bs 7/4, also departure ds applied to semi official yellow/red company stamp CL7 (swastika design) verso, Jack V Elliot Air Service.

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Date: 1926, Apr 5
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Canada

Description: Red Lake to Rolling Portage, bs 7/4, also departure ds applied to semi official yellow/red company stamp CL7 (swastika design) verso, Jack V Elliot Air Service.
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