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Lot Number: 101

(China) Acceptance from Canton for the Pan Am F/F Hong Kong to Honolulu,  bs 2/5, attractive 'twin globe' Licheson registered (label) airmail 'China-USA' and 'Inaurgural Clipper Flight/Canton-Honolulu' cover franked $1.35, grey/black airmail etiquette tied by fine strike official green "China-USA First Flight" circular cachet, also official purple 'Hong Kong to Honolulu' F/F cachet verso.similar verso. Dispatches from Canton are much scarcer than those from Shanghai. Nice item.

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Date: 1937, Apr 27
Est. price: £85.00
Category: China

Description: Acceptance from Canton for the Pan Am F/F Hong Kong to Honolulu, bs 2/5, attractive 'twin globe' Licheson registered (label) airmail 'China-USA' and 'Inaurgural Clipper Flight/Canton-Honolulu' cover franked $1.35, grey/black airmail etiquette tied by fine strike official green "China-USA First Flight" circular cachet, also official purple 'Hong Kong to Honolulu' F/F cachet verso.similar verso. Dispatches from Canton are much scarcer than those from Shanghai. Nice item.
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Lot Number: 102

(China) Censored WWII airmail cover, Shanghai to Penang, 12/4 arrival ds verso, franked 50c Sun yat Sen, canc Shanghai cds, dark blue/white airmail etiquette, 'Per Air Mail' and 'First Flight Cover' hand stamps, red chop lower rh corner and on flap, sealed brown tape with violet Singapore/Penang 'Passed By/Censor 230/ "A"'censor mark. Interesting.

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Date: 1941, Apr 10
Est. price: £40.00
Category: China

Description: Censored WWII airmail cover, Shanghai to Penang, 12/4 arrival ds verso, franked 50c Sun yat Sen, canc Shanghai cds, dark blue/white airmail etiquette, 'Per Air Mail' and 'First Flight Cover' hand stamps, red chop lower rh corner and on flap, sealed brown tape with violet Singapore/Penang 'Passed By/Censor 230/ "A"'censor mark. Interesting.
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Lot Number: 103

(China) WWII censored scarce double rate air cover , Shanghai to London, imprint etiquette cover franked $11.30, ms 'PAA Pacific and Atlantic', also fine strike violet 'By Pan American Airways Service Via USA' directional hand stamp, sealed B&W OBE 3471 Caribbean censor tape. Correctly rated $11.30 ($5.90 + $5.40)  for carriage by surface from China to Hong Kong, then by air to San Francisco by Pan Am FAM 14 route, by US internal air service to New York, by air via Pan Am FAM 18 route to Lisbon, then by European airline to destination (Route 'G', Boyle p774) . Nice item.

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Date: 1941, Jun 6
Est. price: £100.00
Category: China

Description: WWII censored scarce double rate air cover , Shanghai to London, imprint etiquette cover franked $11.30, ms 'PAA Pacific and Atlantic', also fine strike violet 'By Pan American Airways Service Via USA' directional hand stamp, sealed B&W OBE 3471 Caribbean censor tape. Correctly rated $11.30 ($5.90 + $5.40) for carriage by surface from China to Hong Kong, then by air to San Francisco by Pan Am FAM 14 route, by US internal air service to New York, by air via Pan Am FAM 18 route to Lisbon, then by European airline to destination (Route 'G', Boyle p774) . Nice item.
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Lot Number: 104

(China) WWII censored airmail 'by air all the way', Shanghai to Scotland, bs 'Registered Stirling oval 16/9' arrival ds, via Hawaii 4/9, New York 7/9, and  'Registered London oval 15/9, red/blue/grey registered (label) airmail envelope correctly rated $6 40c ($6.15 airmail + 25c registration), violet 'Registered' hs. Carried by the China National Aviation Corporation (CNAC) to Hong Kong, Pan Am FAM 14 to San Francisco, US Domestic airline to New York, Pan Am FAM 18 to Lisbon, then by European airline to England, Route F Boyd p772).   A nice wartime cover with brilliant routing. Image.

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Date: 1941, Aug 20
Est. price: £125.00
Category: China

Description: WWII censored airmail 'by air all the way', Shanghai to Scotland, bs 'Registered Stirling oval 16/9' arrival ds, via Hawaii 4/9, New York 7/9, and 'Registered London oval 15/9, red/blue/grey registered (label) airmail envelope correctly rated $6 40c ($6.15 airmail + 25c registration), violet 'Registered' hs. Carried by the China National Aviation Corporation (CNAC) to Hong Kong, Pan Am FAM 14 to San Francisco, US Domestic airline to New York, Pan Am FAM 18 to Lisbon, then by European airline to England, Route F Boyd p772). A nice wartime cover with brilliant routing. Image.
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Lot Number: 105

(Egypt) RAF test flight from Abu Suwer to Khartoum, 11 Jan 1926 arrival hs on front, signed by the commanding officer V.C.Stonar, plain cover, franked Egypt 5ml, violet two line "Special Flight/Cairo to Khartoum" hs. This flight was undertaken by RAF Squadron No. 47 as a test of the Fairey IIID aircraft equipped with the Napier Lion engine, and as a prelude to the Cairo-Cape Town flight planned for later in the year. Little is known about this flight, and only 70 covers were carried. A 200 word account by Bill Coley can be found in  Air Mail News, No 158, p129.

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Date: 1926, Jan 9
Est. price: £300.00
Category: Egypt

Description: RAF test flight from Abu Suwer to Khartoum, 11 Jan 1926 arrival hs on front, signed by the commanding officer V.C.Stonar, plain cover, franked Egypt 5ml, violet two line "Special Flight/Cairo to Khartoum" hs. This flight was undertaken by RAF Squadron No. 47 as a test of the Fairey IIID aircraft equipped with the Napier Lion engine, and as a prelude to the Cairo-Cape Town flight planned for later in the year. Little is known about this flight, and only 70 covers were carried. A 200 word account by Bill Coley can be found in Air Mail News, No 158, p129.
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Lot Number: 106

(Egypt) Mail from Egypt to Belgian Congo, Alexandria to Motto Mines, via Aba 14/3 and Juba 8/3, blue map cover from International Airpost and Publishing Service (Impress), correctly franked 15mls basic + 30mls air surcharge, fine strike oval violet 'First Flight/frica-England' cachet.  A well used route from Egypt - Imperial AW to Juba, Societe des Chemons de Fer Vicinaux du Congo mail van from Juba-Aba, and on again by road to Congo. Newall 31.02 d1, rated 80 units. Image.

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Date: 1931, Mar 05
Est. price: £60.00
Category: Egypt

Description: Mail from Egypt to Belgian Congo, Alexandria to Motto Mines, via Aba 14/3 and Juba 8/3, blue map cover from International Airpost and Publishing Service (Impress), correctly franked 15mls basic + 30mls air surcharge, fine strike oval violet 'First Flight/frica-England' cachet. A well used route from Egypt - Imperial AW to Juba, Societe des Chemons de Fer Vicinaux du Congo mail van from Juba-Aba, and on again by road to Congo. Newall 31.02 d1, rated 80 units. Image.
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Lot Number: 107

(Egypt) Alexandria to Copenhagen, bs 7/3, grey imprint airmail cover franked 50ml inc 22,4,6,7,8,and 9ml vals of 1933 air set

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Date: 1938, Mar 3
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Egypt

Description: Alexandria to Copenhagen, bs 7/3, grey imprint airmail cover franked 50ml inc 22,4,6,7,8,and 9ml vals of 1933 air set
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Lot Number: 108

(Egypt) WWII censored 'all the way by air', Cairo to Ontario, Canada, District Director of Postal Services/London Ont/Jul 30 1941 circular arrival ds on front, red/blue imprint etiquette cover franked 117 ml, canc Cairo cds, typed 'written in English', black Egyptian censor mark. Correctly rated 117 mls for carriage by air from Cairo to Sydney via KLM or BOAC, by air via TEAL to Auckland, by air to USA via Pan Am FAM 19, and by internal air service to Ontario. Super item in fine condition.

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Date: 1941, May 30
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Egypt

Description: WWII censored 'all the way by air', Cairo to Ontario, Canada, District Director of Postal Services/London Ont/Jul 30 1941 circular arrival ds on front, red/blue imprint etiquette cover franked 117 ml, canc Cairo cds, typed 'written in English', black Egyptian censor mark. Correctly rated 117 mls for carriage by air from Cairo to Sydney via KLM or BOAC, by air via TEAL to Auckland, by air to USA via Pan Am FAM 19, and by internal air service to Ontario. Super item in fine condition.
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Lot Number: 109

(France) Early airmail, Paris to London, plain cover franked 50c Merson x2 canc hexagonal Paris/*R*gluck/12.5.21,official Guynemer vignette, ms 'Par Avion'. Image.

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Date: 1921, May 5
Est. price: £25.00
Category: France

Description: Early airmail, Paris to London, plain cover franked 50c Merson x2 canc hexagonal Paris/*R*gluck/12.5.21,official Guynemer vignette, ms 'Par Avion'. Image.
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Lot Number: 110

(France) EXPERIMENTAL OUTWARD AND RETURN FLIGHTS on behalf of the French Air Union by R. Bajac from Paris (Seine) to London (Thames) and return, special illustrated cards flown on each leg, franked France 75c tied by Bourget Aviation cds, on reverse 'H.M.CUSTOMS & EXCISE/CROYDON AEROPLANE' cachet, the other  franked 1½d and 2d (tiny top rk corner perf nibble - see scan) tied by Waddon Aerodrome cds, and France 20c Postage Due affixed upon arrival and with Paris arrival markings on reverse, both cards signed 'R. Bajac'. Fine and scarce as a pair (Newall 25.11a/b). See verso for scan of GB return.

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Date: 1925, Jun 30
Est. price: £250.00
Category: France

Description: EXPERIMENTAL OUTWARD AND RETURN FLIGHTS on behalf of the French Air Union by R. Bajac from Paris (Seine) to London (Thames) and return, special illustrated cards flown on each leg, franked France 75c tied by Bourget Aviation cds, on reverse 'H.M.CUSTOMS & EXCISE/CROYDON AEROPLANE' cachet, the other franked 1½d and 2d (tiny top rk corner perf nibble - see scan) tied by Waddon Aerodrome cds, and France 20c Postage Due affixed upon arrival and with Paris arrival markings on reverse, both cards signed 'R. Bajac'. Fine and scarce as a pair (Newall 25.11a/b). See verso for scan of GB return.
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Lot Number: 111

(France) Early airmail, France to Syria, MARSEILLE TO ANTIOCHE, leaving Marseille Gare bs 2/11 and carried by A.U.L.O. (Air Union-Lignes D'Orient) by air to Beirut bs 5/11 and car to Damascus,  then on by surface to Antioche bs 7/11 (formerly in Syria now in Turkey). Printed corner cover, franked F5.00 Merson + 25c colonial, red/black airmail etiquette, RATED  F5.50 ( 5F/10g up to 12/12/29  + 50c ordinary). An early airmail to an uncommon destination.

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Date: 1929, Nov 2
Est. price: £40.00
Category: France

Description: Early airmail, France to Syria, MARSEILLE TO ANTIOCHE, leaving Marseille Gare bs 2/11 and carried by A.U.L.O. (Air Union-Lignes D'Orient) by air to Beirut bs 5/11 and car to Damascus, then on by surface to Antioche bs 7/11 (formerly in Syria now in Turkey). Printed corner cover, franked F5.00 Merson + 25c colonial, red/black airmail etiquette, RATED F5.50 ( 5F/10g up to 12/12/29 + 50c ordinary). An early airmail to an uncommon destination.
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Lot Number: 112

(France) France to Indo-China, LYON TO SAIGON carried on the weekly Air Orient service flight originating Lyon 26/5, leaving Marseille 2/6 and arriving Saigon bs 12/6. CAMS 53 flying boats were used between Marseille and Bayreuth, Farman 303 planes between Damascus and Karachi, and Fokker F VIIB planes between Karachi and Saigon.  A Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation printed cover with embossed logo on flap, also ms 'Par Avion' and grey blue/black airmail etiquette. DOUBLE RATED F12.50 (2x 60c air fee + 50c colonial). Attractive item.

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Date: 1932, May 25
Est. price: £40.00
Category: France

Description: France to Indo-China, LYON TO SAIGON carried on the weekly Air Orient service flight originating Lyon 26/5, leaving Marseille 2/6 and arriving Saigon bs 12/6. CAMS 53 flying boats were used between Marseille and Bayreuth, Farman 303 planes between Damascus and Karachi, and Fokker F VIIB planes between Karachi and Saigon. A Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation printed cover with embossed logo on flap, also ms 'Par Avion' and grey blue/black airmail etiquette. DOUBLE RATED F12.50 (2x 60c air fee + 50c colonial). Attractive item.
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Lot Number: 113

(France) France to Indo-China to France, LYON TO SAIGON, carried on the weekly Air Orient service flight leaving Marseille on 23/6 and arriving Saigon (arrival cds but date unclear). Carried by flying boat  to Beirut, car/bus to Damascus, and landplane to Saigon. A Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation printed cover with embossed logo on flap, ms 'Par Avion', and grey blue/black airmail etiquette. Franked F18.75, correctly TRIPLE RATED for 3x 6F/10g air fee + 75c/20-50g. Nice item.

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Date: 1932, Jun 22
Est. price: £60.00
Category: France

Description: France to Indo-China to France, LYON TO SAIGON, carried on the weekly Air Orient service flight leaving Marseille on 23/6 and arriving Saigon (arrival cds but date unclear). Carried by flying boat to Beirut, car/bus to Damascus, and landplane to Saigon. A Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation printed cover with embossed logo on flap, ms 'Par Avion', and grey blue/black airmail etiquette. Franked F18.75, correctly TRIPLE RATED for 3x 6F/10g air fee + 75c/20-50g. Nice item.
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Lot Number: 114

(France) France to Syria, COLMAR TO BEIRUT, carried on the weekly Air Orient service flight posted 24/6, leaving Marseille 29/6, arriving Beirut 30/5 and delivered bs 1.7. Carried by flying boat  to Beirut. Plain cover, red/black etiquette, ms 'Via Marseille-Athens-Beyrouth'. Correctly franked F2.50/10g for air fee + 50c/0-20g colonial.

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Date: 1932, Jun 24
Est. price: £25.00
Category: France

Description: France to Syria, COLMAR TO BEIRUT, carried on the weekly Air Orient service flight posted 24/6, leaving Marseille 29/6, arriving Beirut 30/5 and delivered bs 1.7. Carried by flying boat to Beirut. Plain cover, red/black etiquette, ms 'Via Marseille-Athens-Beyrouth'. Correctly franked F2.50/10g for air fee + 50c/0-20g colonial.
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Lot Number: 115

(France) Joigny Aviation Meting, illustrated card franked 20c and Expo vignette tied by Joigny cds and red framed Expo cachet.

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Date: 1932, Aug 15
Est. price: £15.00
Category: France

Description: Joigny Aviation Meting, illustrated card franked 20c and Expo vignette tied by Joigny cds and red framed Expo cachet.
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Lot Number: 116

(France) France to Indo-China, BORDEAUX TO SAIGON. Carried on the weekly Air Orient service flight leaving Marseille 29/12 arriving Saigon 6/1/33 cds. Cercle Philharmonique corner cover franked 50c for surface rate but carried by air with 'Lettre Transporte/Exceptionellement Par Avio/A Titre De Propagande' hand stamp. This is a cover with insufficient postage to benefit from air transport but which the postal administration agreed to add to its mail bags by air.

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Date: 1932, Dec 26
Est. price: £25.00
Category: France

Description: France to Indo-China, BORDEAUX TO SAIGON. Carried on the weekly Air Orient service flight leaving Marseille 29/12 arriving Saigon 6/1/33 cds. Cercle Philharmonique corner cover franked 50c for surface rate but carried by air with 'Lettre Transporte/Exceptionellement Par Avio/A Titre De Propagande' hand stamp. This is a cover with insufficient postage to benefit from air transport but which the postal administration agreed to add to its mail bags by air.
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Lot Number: 117

(France) France to Indo-China, PARIS TO HANOI, by Air Orient flight leaving Marseille 18/1 arriving Saigon 27/1, delivered Hanoi 30/1 (b/s). Imprint red etiquette cover franked F3.50 for 50c ordinary plus F3 air fee.

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Date: 1933, Jan 16
Est. price: £20.00
Category: France

Description: France to Indo-China, PARIS TO HANOI, by Air Orient flight leaving Marseille 18/1 arriving Saigon 27/1, delivered Hanoi 30/1 (b/s). Imprint red etiquette cover franked F3.50 for 50c ordinary plus F3 air fee.
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Lot Number: 118

(France) France to Vietnam, PARIS TO HANOI by weekly Air Orient flight left 7/12, arrived Saigon 15/12 (b/s) and delivered 18/12, plain cover December. struck with framed 'Lettre Transporte/Exceptionellement Par Avio/A Titre De Propagande' hand stamp. This is a cover with insufficient postage to benefit from air transport but which the postal administration agreed to add to its mail bags by air. 
Franked 50c for surface colonial rate.

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Date: 1933, Dec 5
Est. price: £30.00
Category: France

Description: France to Vietnam, PARIS TO HANOI by weekly Air Orient flight left 7/12, arrived Saigon 15/12 (b/s) and delivered 18/12, plain cover December. struck with framed 'Lettre Transporte/Exceptionellement Par Avio/A Titre De Propagande' hand stamp. This is a cover with insufficient postage to benefit from air transport but which the postal administration agreed to add to its mail bags by air. Franked 50c for surface colonial rate.
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Lot Number: 119

(France) Attempted direct non-stop flight by Codos and Rossi, Istres to Argentina, forced down at Porto Praya, Cape Verde Is, arrival ds 17/2 on front, black seven line cachet, Air France special souvenir PPC. South Atlantic route.

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Date: 1935, Feb 17
Est. price: £20.00
Category: France

Description: Attempted direct non-stop flight by Codos and Rossi, Istres to Argentina, forced down at Porto Praya, Cape Verde Is, arrival ds 17/2 on front, black seven line cachet, Air France special souvenir PPC. South Atlantic route.
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Lot Number: 120

(France) Air Bleu, F/F Lille-Arras-Paris, special red framed cachet, red/white and blue/black airmail etiquettes.

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Date: 1935, Jul 10
Est. price: £20.00
Category: France

Description: Air Bleu, F/F Lille-Arras-Paris, special red framed cachet, red/white and blue/black airmail etiquettes.
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Lot Number: 121

(France) Air Bleu, F/F Toulouse-Paris, bs 25/7, special red framed cachet, uncommon blue/pale blue 'Air Blue' envelope with imprint airmail etiquette, red/white triangular airmail etiquette.

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Date: 1935, Jul 25
Est. price: £30.00
Category: France

Description: Air Bleu, F/F Toulouse-Paris, bs 25/7, special red framed cachet, uncommon blue/pale blue 'Air Blue' envelope with imprint airmail etiquette, red/white triangular airmail etiquette.
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Lot Number: 122

(France) Karl Roberti, Calais rocket flight, cover franked 15c tied violet three line cachet 'Experience Interrompue/par ordre du mistero/de L'interieur', white/orange rocket stamp tied by black/white flight cachet, blue/white 'Par Fusee' etiquette.

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Date: 1935, Sep 13
Est. price: £25.00
Category: France

Description: Karl Roberti, Calais rocket flight, cover franked 15c tied violet three line cachet 'Experience Interrompue/par ordre du mistero/de L'interieur', white/orange rocket stamp tied by black/white flight cachet, blue/white 'Par Fusee' etiquette.
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Lot Number: 123

(France) La Baule, aviation Meeting, Atlantic Aeroclub souvenir card to Nice 24/8 via Paris 24/8 and Cannes 24/8, franked 55c canc red La Baule cds, also two special vignettes, both tied by red framed                 Meeting cachet.

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Date: 1936, Aug 23
Est. price: £20.00
Category: France

Description: La Baule, aviation Meeting, Atlantic Aeroclub souvenir card to Nice 24/8 via Paris 24/8 and Cannes 24/8, franked 55c canc red La Baule cds, also two special vignettes, both tied by red framed Meeting cachet.
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Lot Number: 124

(France) France to Costa Rica, bs 18/1, via New York 14/1 and Miami 15/1, high frank registered (label) cover with attractive red imprint airmail etiquette franked 17F for carriage by surface to New York then OAT by US air service, canc Paris cds, typed 'Par Avion - New York - San Jose', ms 'Via New York'. Rapid  11 day transit.. Uncommon origin-destination combination.

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Date: 1937, Jan 7
Est. price: £35.00
Category: France

Description: France to Costa Rica, bs 18/1, via New York 14/1 and Miami 15/1, high frank registered (label) cover with attractive red imprint airmail etiquette franked 17F for carriage by surface to New York then OAT by US air service, canc Paris cds, typed 'Par Avion - New York - San Jose', ms 'Via New York'. Rapid 11 day transit.. Uncommon origin-destination combination.
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Lot Number: 125

(France) La Baule Aviation Day, also F/F Belli-Ile to La Baule, souvenir PPC franked70c, canc Le Palais/Morbihan cds, two 'Club Jean Mermoz' tied by special cachet. Attractive item.

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Date: 1938, Jul 24
Est. price: £20.00
Category: France

Description: La Baule Aviation Day, also F/F Belli-Ile to La Baule, souvenir PPC franked70c, canc Le Palais/Morbihan cds, two 'Club Jean Mermoz' tied by special cachet. Attractive item.
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Lot Number: 126

(France) Belgium acceptance for the 1st Paris-Bordeaux-Pau night flight, Nawratil cover franked 80c, canc Brusells cds, large red cachet.

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Date: 1939, May 9
Est. price: £20.00
Category: France

Description: Belgium acceptance for the 1st Paris-Bordeaux-Pau night flight, Nawratil cover franked 80c, canc Brusells cds, large red cachet.
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Lot Number: 127

(France) Pan Am F/F Marseilles to Lisbon, bs 25/5 via Marseiilles 25/5, scarce BLACK cachet, attractive air cover franked 3F.

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Date: 1939, May 25
Est. price: £20.00
Category: France

Description: Pan Am F/F Marseilles to Lisbon, bs 25/5 via Marseiilles 25/5, scarce BLACK cachet, attractive air cover franked 3F.
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Lot Number: 128

(France) F/F FAM18 Southern Atlantic route, Marseilles to Lisbon, cachet, b/s, Pan Am

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Date: 1939, May 26
Est. price: £5.00
Category: France

Description: F/F FAM18 Southern Atlantic route, Marseilles to Lisbon, cachet, b/s, Pan Am
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Lot Number: 129

(France) Scarce WWII uncensored airmail, France to Costa Rica, Paris to San Jose, bs 5/5, airmail etiquette cover franked 15F40, canc Paris/15.4.40 cds, typed 'Par Avion France-Lisbon-New York'. Posted shortly before Germany invaded France in May 1940. WWII uncensored airmail to North and South America is uncommon - to Costa Rica even more so.

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Date: 1940, Apr 15
Est. price: £25.00
Category: France

Description: Scarce WWII uncensored airmail, France to Costa Rica, Paris to San Jose, bs 5/5, airmail etiquette cover franked 15F40, canc Paris/15.4.40 cds, typed 'Par Avion France-Lisbon-New York'. Posted shortly before Germany invaded France in May 1940. WWII uncensored airmail to North and South America is uncommon - to Costa Rica even more so.
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Lot Number: 130

(France) Paris 'Prisoner' Philatelic Expo, parachute mail souvenir card with imprint cachet, franked 1F50 canc special 'Stalag' Expo cachet, also red 'parachute' cachet and 'Essai de Parachutage' hs.

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Date: 1946, Feb 14
Est. price: £8.00
Category: France

Description: Paris 'Prisoner' Philatelic Expo, parachute mail souvenir card with imprint cachet, franked 1F50 canc special 'Stalag' Expo cachet, also red 'parachute' cachet and 'Essai de Parachutage' hs.
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Lot Number: 131

(France) Early post WWII F/F Bron to Le Bourget, attractive souvenir Stamp Day card franked 1F30 special Expo postmark, pale blue/grey Expo vignette tied by fine strike red framed 'Vol Bron-Le Bourget/Lyon 30 Juin 1946'. Image.

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Date: 1946, Jun 30
Est. price: £10.00
Category: France

Description: Early post WWII F/F Bron to Le Bourget, attractive souvenir Stamp Day card franked 1F30 special Expo postmark, pale blue/grey Expo vignette tied by fine strike red framed 'Vol Bron-Le Bourget/Lyon 30 Juin 1946'. Image.
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Lot Number: 132

(French Indochina) Indo-China to France, VIETNAM TO MARSEILLE via SAIGON, originating Hai- Phong/Tonkin 26/3/31 cds and carried to Saigon bs 30/3 on the partly constructed  Trans-Indochina railway, hence the option of acceleration and the 'Service Accelere' label (see below). Then flown on the fortnightly Air Orient service leaving Saigon bs 3/4 and arriving Marseilles bs 12/4. Cams 53 flying boats were used between Marseille and Bayreuth, Farman 303 planes between Damascus and Karachi, and Fokker F VIIb planes between Karachi and Saigon. Plain cover having a red/black airmail etiquette with black cross control mark applied by the Bureau de Saigon (used until 30/6/31) testifying the franking was correct. Also a red/black 'Service Accelere' label used from 1929 to April 1936 to permit acceleration of letters between Saigon and Hanoi over, as yet, un built sections of the Transindochinese railway. The duration of the journey was less than 3 days and the postal surcharge was 5 cents, but this was not always applied, see Picirilli p80. A Correctly RATED 66c (60c air charge + 6c colonial). A super cover with great routing.

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Date: 1931, Jan 26
Est. price: £75.00
Category: French Indochina

Description: Indo-China to France, VIETNAM TO MARSEILLE via SAIGON, originating Hai- Phong/Tonkin 26/3/31 cds and carried to Saigon bs 30/3 on the partly constructed Trans-Indochina railway, hence the option of acceleration and the 'Service Accelere' label (see below). Then flown on the fortnightly Air Orient service leaving Saigon bs 3/4 and arriving Marseilles bs 12/4. Cams 53 flying boats were used between Marseille and Bayreuth, Farman 303 planes between Damascus and Karachi, and Fokker F VIIb planes between Karachi and Saigon. Plain cover having a red/black airmail etiquette with black cross control mark applied by the Bureau de Saigon (used until 30/6/31) testifying the franking was correct. Also a red/black 'Service Accelere' label used from 1929 to April 1936 to permit acceleration of letters between Saigon and Hanoi over, as yet, un built sections of the Transindochinese railway. The duration of the journey was less than 3 days and the postal surcharge was 5 cents, but this was not always applied, see Picirilli p80. A Correctly RATED 66c (60c air charge + 6c colonial). A super cover with great routing.
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Lot Number: 133

(French Indochina) Indo-China to France, SAIGON TO MACON  LOIRE, carried on the fortnightly Air Orient service flight posted 18/1, left Saigon 19/1, arrived Marseilles 30/6 and delivered Macon bs 1/7. Carried by landplane to Damascus, bus/car to Beirut, and flying boat to Marseille. Grey/orange 'Via Air Orient', grey green/black airmail etiquette, ms 'Saigon-Marseille'. Franked 66c, correctly RATED for 60c air charge + 6c ordinary.

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Date: 1931, Jun 18
Est. price: £25.00
Category: French Indochina

Description: Indo-China to France, SAIGON TO MACON LOIRE, carried on the fortnightly Air Orient service flight posted 18/1, left Saigon 19/1, arrived Marseilles 30/6 and delivered Macon bs 1/7. Carried by landplane to Damascus, bus/car to Beirut, and flying boat to Marseille. Grey/orange 'Via Air Orient', grey green/black airmail etiquette, ms 'Saigon-Marseille'. Franked 66c, correctly RATED for 60c air charge + 6c ordinary.
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Lot Number: 134

(French Indochina) Indo-China to France, SAIGON TO HOUILLES, carried on the fortnightly Air Orient flight leaving Saigon bs 17/7, arriving Marseilles 26/7, and delivered Houilles bs 28/7. Carried by landplane to Damascus, bus/car to Beirut, and flying boat to Marseille. Plain commercial cover with a round red 'Controle/Avion' handstamp (used by the Bureau de Saigon between 1931-34) to testify correct franking for airmail letters, also a red/black 'Par Avion/Saigon-Marseille/Via Air Orient' etiquette which, on arrival at Marseilles, was struck over with a black crossed bars hand stamp to mark the end of air transport.  Franked 66c, correctly RATED for 60c air fee + 6c colonial. A super cover with great routing. Small non invasive lower rh corner nibble, does not detract

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Date: 1931, Jul 16
Est. price: £50.00
Category: French Indochina

Description: Indo-China to France, SAIGON TO HOUILLES, carried on the fortnightly Air Orient flight leaving Saigon bs 17/7, arriving Marseilles 26/7, and delivered Houilles bs 28/7. Carried by landplane to Damascus, bus/car to Beirut, and flying boat to Marseille. Plain commercial cover with a round red 'Controle/Avion' handstamp (used by the Bureau de Saigon between 1931-34) to testify correct franking for airmail letters, also a red/black 'Par Avion/Saigon-Marseille/Via Air Orient' etiquette which, on arrival at Marseilles, was struck over with a black crossed bars hand stamp to mark the end of air transport. Franked 66c, correctly RATED for 60c air fee + 6c colonial. A super cover with great routing. Small non invasive lower rh corner nibble, does not detract
Bid:

Lot Number: 135

(French Indochina) Indo-China to France, TOURAN (VIETNAM) TO LE VESINET, carried on the weekly Air Orient service flight, posted 3/5, leaving Saigon bs 9/5, arriving Marseilles bs 22/5 and delivered Le Vesinet bs 23/5. Carried by  landplane to Damascus, bus/car to Beirut and   flying boat to Marseille. Plain cover, ms 'Saigon-Marseille', a red/black etiquette, and a black framed 'Saigon-Marseille' directional hs affixed by Le Bureau Central de Saigon. Franked F1.26 for DOUBLE RATE 60c/10g x2 air fee + 6c/0-20g colonial. Good routing.

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Date: 1932, May 3
Est. price: £30.00
Category: French Indochina

Description: Indo-China to France, TOURAN (VIETNAM) TO LE VESINET, carried on the weekly Air Orient service flight, posted 3/5, leaving Saigon bs 9/5, arriving Marseilles bs 22/5 and delivered Le Vesinet bs 23/5. Carried by landplane to Damascus, bus/car to Beirut and flying boat to Marseille. Plain cover, ms 'Saigon-Marseille', a red/black etiquette, and a black framed 'Saigon-Marseille' directional hs affixed by Le Bureau Central de Saigon. Franked F1.26 for DOUBLE RATE 60c/10g x2 air fee + 6c/0-20g colonial. Good routing.
Bid:

Lot Number: 136

(French Indochina) South East Indo-China to France, TRANGBANG/COCHINCHINA TO PARIS, carried on the weekly Air Orient service flight posted 4/5 via Saigon 6/5 cds, arriving Marseilles bs 15/5, and delivered Paris bs 17/5. Carried by landplane to Damascus, bus/car to Beirut, and flying boat to Marseille. Attractive printed cream/yellow  'Cochinchine-France-Via Air-Orient company cover with black framed 'Saigon-Marseille' directional hs affixed by Le Bureau Central de Saigon, red/black and  pale green/black airmail labels, and ms 'Saigon-Paris',  Correctly franked F1.30 for DOUBLE RATE 2x60c/10g air fee  + 10c/20-50g colonial.

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Date: 1932, May 6
Est. price: £45.00
Category: French Indochina

Description: South East Indo-China to France, TRANGBANG/COCHINCHINA TO PARIS, carried on the weekly Air Orient service flight posted 4/5 via Saigon 6/5 cds, arriving Marseilles bs 15/5, and delivered Paris bs 17/5. Carried by landplane to Damascus, bus/car to Beirut, and flying boat to Marseille. Attractive printed cream/yellow 'Cochinchine-France-Via Air-Orient company cover with black framed 'Saigon-Marseille' directional hs affixed by Le Bureau Central de Saigon, red/black and pale green/black airmail labels, and ms 'Saigon-Paris', Correctly franked F1.30 for DOUBLE RATE 2x60c/10g air fee + 10c/20-50g colonial.
Bid:

Lot Number: 137

(French Indochina) Indo-China to France, SAIGON TO PARIS, carried on the weekly Air Orient service flight posted 10/6 leaving Saigon 10/6 arriving Marseilles bs 19/6 and delivered Paris bs 20/6. Carried by landplane to Damascus, bus/car to Beirut, and  flying boat to Marseille. Printed 'Parfumiere Paul Prat' commercial cover, grey/black etiquette, ms 'Saigon-Marseille-Paris', round red 'Controle/Avion' handstamp (used by the Bureau de Saigon between 1931-34, to testify correct franking for airmail letters (see 'Ligne Nogues', Collot & Cornu, p255). Franked 70c = 60c /10g air fee  + 6c/0-20g colonial + 4c overpaid.

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Date: 1932, Jun 10
Est. price: £30.00
Category: French Indochina

Description: Indo-China to France, SAIGON TO PARIS, carried on the weekly Air Orient service flight posted 10/6 leaving Saigon 10/6 arriving Marseilles bs 19/6 and delivered Paris bs 20/6. Carried by landplane to Damascus, bus/car to Beirut, and flying boat to Marseille. Printed 'Parfumiere Paul Prat' commercial cover, grey/black etiquette, ms 'Saigon-Marseille-Paris', round red 'Controle/Avion' handstamp (used by the Bureau de Saigon between 1931-34, to testify correct franking for airmail letters (see 'Ligne Nogues', Collot & Cornu, p255). Franked 70c = 60c /10g air fee + 6c/0-20g colonial + 4c overpaid.
Bid:

Lot Number: 138

(French Indochina) Central Indo-China to France, DALAT/ANNAM TO PARIS, carried on the weekly Air Orient service flight posted 22/6, via Saigon bs 24/6 arriving Marseilles bs 6/7. Carried by landplane to Damascus, bus/car to Beirut, and flying boat to Marseille. Plain cover, grey/black etiquette, correctly franked F1.26 for DOUBLE RATE 2x 60c/10g air fee  + 6c/0-20g colonial.

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Date: 1932, Jun 22
Est. price: £25.00
Category: French Indochina

Description: Central Indo-China to France, DALAT/ANNAM TO PARIS, carried on the weekly Air Orient service flight posted 22/6, via Saigon bs 24/6 arriving Marseilles bs 6/7. Carried by landplane to Damascus, bus/car to Beirut, and flying boat to Marseille. Plain cover, grey/black etiquette, correctly franked F1.26 for DOUBLE RATE 2x 60c/10g air fee + 6c/0-20g colonial.
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Lot Number: 139

(French Indochina) Indo-China to France, SAIGON TO SAONE ET LOIRE, on the weekly Air Orient flight leaving Saigon 5/8 arriving Marseilles bs 16/8 and delivered 17/8. Carried by landplane to Damascus, bus/car to Beirut, and  flying boat to Marseille. Attractive blue/grey ' Via Saigon/Marseille' imprint etiquette cover, black framed 'Saigon - Marseille' directional hs applied by the Le Bureau de Saigon, and a round red 'Controle/Avion' handstamp (used by the Bureau de Saigon between 1931-34) to testify correct franking for airmail letters. Correctly RATED 36c for 30c/5g air fee (introduced 1/7/32) + 5c/0-20g colonial.

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Date: 1932, Aug 9
Est. price: £30.00
Category: French Indochina

Description: Indo-China to France, SAIGON TO SAONE ET LOIRE, on the weekly Air Orient flight leaving Saigon 5/8 arriving Marseilles bs 16/8 and delivered 17/8. Carried by landplane to Damascus, bus/car to Beirut, and flying boat to Marseille. Attractive blue/grey ' Via Saigon/Marseille' imprint etiquette cover, black framed 'Saigon - Marseille' directional hs applied by the Le Bureau de Saigon, and a round red 'Controle/Avion' handstamp (used by the Bureau de Saigon between 1931-34) to testify correct franking for airmail letters. Correctly RATED 36c for 30c/5g air fee (introduced 1/7/32) + 5c/0-20g colonial.
Bid:

Lot Number: 140

(French Indochina) TONKIN (Vietnam) to TOULON, left Saigon 24/12 December on the weekly Air Orient service flight arriving Marseilles 2/1/33 arrival ds, , black framed 'Saigon - Marseille' with dotted line below directional hs applied by the Le Bureau de Hanoi to all Tonkin letters transiting through Saigon, used from early 1931 to early 1934 January 1933. Imprint red etiquette cover DOUBLE RATED 66cts for 2x air fee of 30cts + 6c postage. Non invasive rear flap damage, see scan.

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Date: 1932, Dec 23
Est. price: £15.00
Category: French Indochina

Description: TONKIN (Vietnam) to TOULON, left Saigon 24/12 December on the weekly Air Orient service flight arriving Marseilles 2/1/33 arrival ds, , black framed 'Saigon - Marseille' with dotted line below directional hs applied by the Le Bureau de Hanoi to all Tonkin letters transiting through Saigon, used from early 1931 to early 1934 January 1933. Imprint red etiquette cover DOUBLE RATED 66cts for 2x air fee of 30cts + 6c postage. Non invasive rear flap damage, see scan.
Bid:

Lot Number: 141

(French Indochina) Indo-China to France, SAIGON TO PARIS by the weekly Air Orient service leaving 7/1 arrived Marseille 18/1 (b/s). Blue/grey 'Via Air Orient cover, ms 'Saigon-Marseille' and round red 'Controle/Avion' handstamp applied by the Bureau de Saigon between 1931-34. Control marks affixed on the Indochinese mail testified the correct franking for airmail letters  (see 'Ligne Nogues', Collot & Cornu, p255). Franked 36cts.

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Date: 1933, Jan 7
Est. price: £15.00
Category: French Indochina

Description: Indo-China to France, SAIGON TO PARIS by the weekly Air Orient service leaving 7/1 arrived Marseille 18/1 (b/s). Blue/grey 'Via Air Orient cover, ms 'Saigon-Marseille' and round red 'Controle/Avion' handstamp applied by the Bureau de Saigon between 1931-34. Control marks affixed on the Indochinese mail testified the correct franking for airmail letters (see 'Ligne Nogues', Collot & Cornu, p255). Franked 36cts.
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Lot Number: 142

(French Indochina) Indo-China to France, HANOI (Vietnam) to PARIS by the weekly Air Orient service flight leaving 20 /1 arriving 29/1, delivered 29 January (b/s). Plain etiquette cover, black framed 'Saigon - Marseille' with dotted line below directional hs applied by the Le Bureau de Hanoi to all letters transiting through Saigon, used from early 1931 to early 1934. Franked 36c for 6c colonial rate plus 30c air fee.

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Date: 1933, Jan 15
Est. price: £18.00
Category: French Indochina

Description: Indo-China to France, HANOI (Vietnam) to PARIS by the weekly Air Orient service flight leaving 20 /1 arriving 29/1, delivered 29 January (b/s). Plain etiquette cover, black framed 'Saigon - Marseille' with dotted line below directional hs applied by the Le Bureau de Hanoi to all letters transiting through Saigon, used from early 1931 to early 1934. Franked 36c for 6c colonial rate plus 30c air fee.
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Lot Number: 143

(French Indochina) HANOI /TONKIN (Vietnam) to PARIS, by the weekly Air Orient service flight leaving 27/1 arriving Marseille 6/2, delivered 7/2 (b/s). Registered (label) blue border cover RATED $1.11 for 6c ordinary, 15c registration, and triple air fee at 30c.

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Date: 1933, Jan 26
Est. price: £20.00
Category: French Indochina

Description: HANOI /TONKIN (Vietnam) to PARIS, by the weekly Air Orient service flight leaving 27/1 arriving Marseille 6/2, delivered 7/2 (b/s). Registered (label) blue border cover RATED $1.11 for 6c ordinary, 15c registration, and triple air fee at 30c.
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Lot Number: 144

(French Indochina) HANOI/TONKIN to VOSEGES (France), by the weekly Air Orient service leaving Saigon 5/2 arriving Marseille 13/1 (b/s) and delivered Voseges 14/2 (b/s). Plain etiquette cover, black framed 'Saigon - Marseille' with dotted line below directional hs applied by the Le Bureau de Hanoi to all Tonkin letters transiting through Saigon, used from early 1931 to early 1934. RATED 36c for 6c ordinary plus 30c air fee. Rear flap has been removed neatly.

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Date: 1933, Jan 31
Est. price: £18.00
Category: French Indochina

Description: HANOI/TONKIN to VOSEGES (France), by the weekly Air Orient service leaving Saigon 5/2 arriving Marseille 13/1 (b/s) and delivered Voseges 14/2 (b/s). Plain etiquette cover, black framed 'Saigon - Marseille' with dotted line below directional hs applied by the Le Bureau de Hanoi to all Tonkin letters transiting through Saigon, used from early 1931 to early 1934. RATED 36c for 6c ordinary plus 30c air fee. Rear flap has been removed neatly.
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Lot Number: 145

(French Indochina) Indo-China to France, SAIGON TO NANTES by the weekly Air Orient service leaving 19/2 arriving Marseille 27/2, delivered Nantes 28/2 (b/s). Registered (label) grey/orange border 'Via Air Orient' cover, black framed 'Saigon-Marseille' directional hs affixed by Le Bureau Central de Saigon. DOUBLE RATE, franked 81c for 6c ordinary, 15c registration ,and 2x air fee at 30c.

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Date: 1933, Feb 18
Est. price: £25.00
Category: French Indochina

Description: Indo-China to France, SAIGON TO NANTES by the weekly Air Orient service leaving 19/2 arriving Marseille 27/2, delivered Nantes 28/2 (b/s). Registered (label) grey/orange border 'Via Air Orient' cover, black framed 'Saigon-Marseille' directional hs affixed by Le Bureau Central de Saigon. DOUBLE RATE, franked 81c for 6c ordinary, 15c registration ,and 2x air fee at 30c.
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Lot Number: 146

(French Indochina) SAIGON TO PARIS by weekly Air Orient flight arriving Marseille 30/4 (bs), grey/blue edged 'Via Air Orient' cover, black framed 'Saigon-Marseille' directional hs affixed by Le Bureau Central de Saigon, also a round red 'Controle/Avion' handstamp applied by the Bureau de Saigon between 1931-34. Control marks affixed on the Indochinese mail testified the correct franking for airmail letters. DOUBLE RATED 66c for 2x 30c air fee and 6c ordinary. .

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Date: 1933, Apr 22
Est. price: £25.00
Category: French Indochina

Description: SAIGON TO PARIS by weekly Air Orient flight arriving Marseille 30/4 (bs), grey/blue edged 'Via Air Orient' cover, black framed 'Saigon-Marseille' directional hs affixed by Le Bureau Central de Saigon, also a round red 'Controle/Avion' handstamp applied by the Bureau de Saigon between 1931-34. Control marks affixed on the Indochinese mail testified the correct franking for airmail letters. DOUBLE RATED 66c for 2x 30c air fee and 6c ordinary. .
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Lot Number: 147

(French Indochina) ANNAM (VIETNAM) TO PARIS by weekly Air Orient flight arriving Marseille 11/7 (bs), via SAIGON 1/7, grey/dark blue edged 'Via Air Orient' cover, black framed 'Saigon-Marseille' directional hs affixed by Le Bureau Central de Saigon. Annam was a French protectorate encompassing the central region of Vietnam. Franked 75c.

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Date: 1933, Jun 30
Est. price: £15.00
Category: French Indochina

Description: ANNAM (VIETNAM) TO PARIS by weekly Air Orient flight arriving Marseille 11/7 (bs), via SAIGON 1/7, grey/dark blue edged 'Via Air Orient' cover, black framed 'Saigon-Marseille' directional hs affixed by Le Bureau Central de Saigon. Annam was a French protectorate encompassing the central region of Vietnam. Franked 75c.
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Lot Number: 148

(French Indochina) Indo-China to the SAAR, SAIGON TO SAARBRUCKEN by weekly Air Orient flight which left 15/10 and arrived Marseilles 23 /10 (b/s) and on by surface to destination. Attractive grey/blue yellow 'Indochine-France-Par Baghdad-Marseille-Via Air Orient' bordered imprint etiquette cover, framed 'Saigon-Marseille' directional hs affixed by Le Bureau Central de Saigon, framed black cross Jusqu'a applied Marseilles to annul 'Par Avion' etiquette, franked 75c for 15c UPU plus double 30c air fee (To France only). Saar was a region of Germany occupied and governed by the United Kingdom and France from 1920 to 1935 under a League of Nations mandate. Scarce item in fine condition

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Date: 1933, Oct 14
Est. price: £85.00
Category: French Indochina

Description: Indo-China to the SAAR, SAIGON TO SAARBRUCKEN by weekly Air Orient flight which left 15/10 and arrived Marseilles 23 /10 (b/s) and on by surface to destination. Attractive grey/blue yellow 'Indochine-France-Par Baghdad-Marseille-Via Air Orient' bordered imprint etiquette cover, framed 'Saigon-Marseille' directional hs affixed by Le Bureau Central de Saigon, framed black cross Jusqu'a applied Marseilles to annul 'Par Avion' etiquette, franked 75c for 15c UPU plus double 30c air fee (To France only). Saar was a region of Germany occupied and governed by the United Kingdom and France from 1920 to 1935 under a League of Nations mandate. Scarce item in fine condition
Bid:

Lot Number: 149

(French Indochina) Indo-China to France, SAIGON TO LYON by weekly Air Orient flight which left 19/11, arriving Marseille 27/11 (b/s 28/11), delivered 29/11 (b/s). red/blue/grey 'Via Air Orient' cover, with black framed 'Saigon-Marseille' directional hs affixed by Le Bureau Central de Saigon, franked 36cts for 6c Colonial and 30c air fee.

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Date: 1933, Nov 18
Est. price: £25.00
Category: French Indochina

Description: Indo-China to France, SAIGON TO LYON by weekly Air Orient flight which left 19/11, arriving Marseille 27/11 (b/s 28/11), delivered 29/11 (b/s). red/blue/grey 'Via Air Orient' cover, with black framed 'Saigon-Marseille' directional hs affixed by Le Bureau Central de Saigon, franked 36cts for 6c Colonial and 30c air fee.
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Lot Number: 150

(French Indochina) SAIGON TO PANTIN (PARIS) by weekly Air Orient flight leaving 26/11,  scheduled to arrive at Marseilles 3/12 but delayed until 8/12, and delivered Pantin 9/12. Blue/light blue 'Saigon-Marseille' and 'Via Air Orient' envelope, black framed 'Saigon-Marseille' directional hs affixed by Le Bureau Central de Saigon, franked 36c for 6c Colonial and 30c air fee.

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Date: 1933, Nov 25
Est. price: £25.00
Category: French Indochina

Description: SAIGON TO PANTIN (PARIS) by weekly Air Orient flight leaving 26/11, scheduled to arrive at Marseilles 3/12 but delayed until 8/12, and delivered Pantin 9/12. Blue/light blue 'Saigon-Marseille' and 'Via Air Orient' envelope, black framed 'Saigon-Marseille' directional hs affixed by Le Bureau Central de Saigon, franked 36c for 6c Colonial and 30c air fee.
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