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Lot Number: 101

(Ethiopia) Imprint etiquette air cover to Vienna, no arrival ds, franked 60c canc Addis Ababa dr. cds, sealed brown tape, also violet "Osterrieichhische zensurestelle/857/z1" circular currency control mark.

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Date: 1951, Jun 15
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Ethiopia

Description: Imprint etiquette air cover to Vienna, no arrival ds, franked 60c canc Addis Ababa dr. cds, sealed brown tape, also violet "Osterrieichhische zensurestelle/857/z1" circular currency control mark.
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Lot Number: 102

(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: 103

(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: £175.00
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: 104

(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: 105

(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: £12.00
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: 106

(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: £20.00
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: 107

(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: £15.00
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: 108

(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: £15.00
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: 109

(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: £20.00
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: 110

(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: £15.00
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: 111

(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: £15.00
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: 112

(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: 113

(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: 114

(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: 115

(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
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Lot Number: 116

(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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Lot Number: 117

(GB External) F/F 'all air' London to Copenhagen, bs 18/5, registered (label) cover franked 5 1/2d +4d air fee, dark blue/black etiquette. Service suspended 3/10/25.

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Date: 1925, May 15
Est. price: £55.00
Category: GB External

Description: F/F 'all air' London to Copenhagen, bs 18/5, registered (label) cover franked 5 1/2d +4d air fee, dark blue/black etiquette. Service suspended 3/10/25.
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Lot Number: 118

(GB External) Imperial Airways/Derluft. F/F London to Finland, bs 2/7, via Berlin 30/ transit cds, plain cover correctly franked 2 1/2d post + 6d air fee, canc London FS/ 29 Jun 25 cds. Image.

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Date: 1925, Jun 29
Est. price: £45.00
Category: GB External

Description: Imperial Airways/Derluft. F/F London to Finland, bs 2/7, via Berlin 30/ transit cds, plain cover correctly franked 2 1/2d post + 6d air fee, canc London FS/ 29 Jun 25 cds. Image.
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Lot Number: 119

(GB External) 1927 airmail cover endorsed for 1st GB Dispatch via Cairo -Uganda-Kenya correctly dated & rated

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Date: 1927, Mar 10
Est. price: £50.00
Category: GB External

Description: 1927 airmail cover endorsed for 1st GB Dispatch via Cairo -Uganda-Kenya correctly dated & rated
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Lot Number: 120

(GB External) Attempted first regular airmail to Uganda, London to Jinja bs 4/4, via Kisumu 31/3, also red circular 'Kenya-Sudan/Mr 31 27/Air Mail' ds verso, and red framed explanatory cachet "Service officially arranged to operate from London, March 10 1927, but abandoned due to crash of Hydroplane on Lake Victoria" on front, black/buff Francis Field printed cover franked 6d 4d & 1 1/2d, canc London  cds. Scarce, rated 280 points by Newall (p89).

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Date: 1927, Mar 10
Est. price: £125.00
Category: GB External

Description: Attempted first regular airmail to Uganda, London to Jinja bs 4/4, via Kisumu 31/3, also red circular 'Kenya-Sudan/Mr 31 27/Air Mail' ds verso, and red framed explanatory cachet "Service officially arranged to operate from London, March 10 1927, but abandoned due to crash of Hydroplane on Lake Victoria" on front, black/buff Francis Field printed cover franked 6d 4d & 1 1/2d, canc London cds. Scarce, rated 280 points by Newall (p89).
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Lot Number: 121

(GB External) British Army of the Rhine (BAOR), Wallingford to Cologne, PSC addressed to an army sergeant based with BAOR at APO 40 based in Cologne, 1d PSC with additional 1 1/2d, dark blue/black airmail etiquette, also bearing ms note  "Southern Forward Manoevres 1927/ **** ** cut from PO on/day of abandonmnet of ?manoevres" and signed by Smye 22.9.27. Interesting.

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Date: 1927, Sep 17
Est. price: £45.00
Category: GB External

Description: British Army of the Rhine (BAOR), Wallingford to Cologne, PSC addressed to an army sergeant based with BAOR at APO 40 based in Cologne, 1d PSC with additional 1 1/2d, dark blue/black airmail etiquette, also bearing ms note "Southern Forward Manoevres 1927/ **** ** cut from PO on/day of abandonmnet of ?manoevres" and signed by Smye 22.9.27. Interesting.
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Lot Number: 122

(GB External) SCARCE First GB acceptance, Surrey to Melbourne, for sea mail to Freemantle and "ADDITONALLY FLOWN LONDON-MARSEILLES" (confirmed by 7 1/2d postage and ms alongside airmail etiquette 'till Marseilles/and again in/Australia"), then F/F over Australian Perth-Adelaide service, See Baldwin #222.

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Date: 1929, May 8
Est. price: £100.00
Category: GB External

Description: SCARCE First GB acceptance, Surrey to Melbourne, for sea mail to Freemantle and "ADDITONALLY FLOWN LONDON-MARSEILLES" (confirmed by 7 1/2d postage and ms alongside airmail etiquette 'till Marseilles/and again in/Australia"), then F/F over Australian Perth-Adelaide service, See Baldwin #222.
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Lot Number: 123

(GB External) UNDERPAID airmail GB to Egypt, EDINBURGH to ALEXANRIA, Egypt 19 SP 27 cds tying Egypt 3ml postage due on front. Retrned to sender 5/10 arriving Edinbugh 10/10 cds tying GB 1d postage due. Sepia photocard showing Westland Wapiti J.9403 on the ground, ms 'Via London-Alexandria', underfranked franked 1 1/2d control pair 'Pure Virginia Cigarettes). One for the exhibit!

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Date: 1929, Sep 13
Est. price: £75.00
Category: GB External

Description: UNDERPAID airmail GB to Egypt, EDINBURGH to ALEXANRIA, Egypt 19 SP 27 cds tying Egypt 3ml postage due on front. Retrned to sender 5/10 arriving Edinbugh 10/10 cds tying GB 1d postage due. Sepia photocard showing Westland Wapiti J.9403 on the ground, ms 'Via London-Alexandria', underfranked franked 1 1/2d control pair 'Pure Virginia Cigarettes). One for the exhibit!
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Lot Number: 124

(GB External) Commercial airmail carried on the first flight of the Imperial Airways Africa south bound service AS1, London to Kampala, Uganda bs 9/3, and on to uncommon destination Fort Portal 12/3, plain cover, correctly rated 7d and posted on the first day of the new postage rate combining the air fee and ordinary postage

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Date: 1931, Feb 25
Est. price: £15.00
Category: GB External

Description: Commercial airmail carried on the first flight of the Imperial Airways Africa south bound service AS1, London to Kampala, Uganda bs 9/3, and on to uncommon destination Fort Portal 12/3, plain cover, correctly rated 7d and posted on the first day of the new postage rate combining the air fee and ordinary postage
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Lot Number: 125

(GB External) Aeropostale airmail and ship service, London to Buenos Aires, bs 4/12, via Toulouse 26/11, airmail cover correctly rated using 5/- GV seahorse, 2x 1/-,  and 3x 4d stamps. Attractively displayed as a one page exhibit with explanatory text.

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Date: 1932, Nov 18
Est. price: £75.00
Category: GB External

Description: Aeropostale airmail and ship service, London to Buenos Aires, bs 4/12, via Toulouse 26/11, airmail cover correctly rated using 5/- GV seahorse, 2x 1/-, and 3x 4d stamps. Attractively displayed as a one page exhibit with explanatory text.
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Lot Number: 126

(GB External) UK to Sudan, LONDON to KHARTOUM, bs 13/2 carried by Imperial Airways Africa southbound service #AS102. Sudan Government official cover, correctly franked 9d for 1oz rate.

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Date: 1933, Feb 8
Est. price: £15.00
Category: GB External

Description: UK to Sudan, LONDON to KHARTOUM, bs 13/2 carried by Imperial Airways Africa southbound service #AS102. Sudan Government official cover, correctly franked 9d for 1oz rate.
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Lot Number: 127

(GB External) UK TO ZANZIBAR by Imperial Airways Africa Service flight AS154 which left Croydon 7 /2 and carried by 'Hanno' to Khartoum 11/2, Juba 12/2 and Kisumu 13/2. Transferred to Wilson?s Airways service to Nairobi, Mombasa and Zanzibar (b/s 14 Feb). Franked 7d for ½ oz, 6d each add 6 ½ oz. double rate: 1s. 1d.

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Date: 1934, Feb 6
Est. price: £25.00
Category: GB External

Description: UK TO ZANZIBAR by Imperial Airways Africa Service flight AS154 which left Croydon 7 /2 and carried by 'Hanno' to Khartoum 11/2, Juba 12/2 and Kisumu 13/2. Transferred to Wilson?s Airways service to Nairobi, Mombasa and Zanzibar (b/s 14 Feb). Franked 7d for ½ oz, 6d each add 6 ½ oz. double rate: 1s. 1d.
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Lot Number: 128

(GB External) MAC ROBERTSON AIR RACE COVER SIGNED BY CHARLES SCOTT & TOM CAMPBELL BLACK: 1934 (24 Oct.) commemorative England-Australia Mac Robertson Air race cover franked GB ½d plus four assorted Australian adhesives addressed to Patrick Campbell, Baron's Court, London, signed on reverse by the two pilots. Fine & Scarce. See front and back scans.

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Date: 1934, Oct 20
Est. price: £375.00
Category: GB External

Description: MAC ROBERTSON AIR RACE COVER SIGNED BY CHARLES SCOTT & TOM CAMPBELL BLACK: 1934 (24 Oct.) commemorative England-Australia Mac Robertson Air race cover franked GB ½d plus four assorted Australian adhesives addressed to Patrick Campbell, Baron's Court, London, signed on reverse by the two pilots. Fine & Scarce. See front and back scans.
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Lot Number: 129

(GB External) MacRobertson Air Race, England-Australia, Mildenhall  depart cds, Palmerston arrival 15/11 cds on front, official black/grey printed cover carried by Hewitt, Kay and Stewart in Dragon Rapide "Tanui", signed by CE Kay.

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Date: 1934, Oct 20
Est. price: £50.00
Category: GB External

Description: MacRobertson Air Race, England-Australia, Mildenhall depart cds, Palmerston arrival 15/11 cds on front, official black/grey printed cover carried by Hewitt, Kay and Stewart in Dragon Rapide "Tanui", signed by CE Kay.
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Lot Number: 130

(GB External) British Airways, scarce first night flight to Stockholm, bs 28/7, airmail etiquette cover franked 2 1/2d, canc London EC 27 Jly 1936, BA Gatwick to Hanover where transferred to ABA plane to destination.

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Date: 1936, Jul 27
Est. price: £55.00
Category: GB External

Description: British Airways, scarce first night flight to Stockholm, bs 28/7, airmail etiquette cover franked 2 1/2d, canc London EC 27 Jly 1936, BA Gatwick to Hanover where transferred to ABA plane to destination.
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Lot Number: 131

(GB External) London to Nicaragua, first day of accelerated service increasing previous transit time by 9 days,  airmail etiquette tied Nottingham cds, correctly rated 1.3d for new service, bs Managua 17/10,

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Date: 1937, Oct 4
Est. price: £25.00
Category: GB External

Description: London to Nicaragua, first day of accelerated service increasing previous transit time by 9 days, airmail etiquette tied Nottingham cds, correctly rated 1.3d for new service, bs Managua 17/10,
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Lot Number: 132

(GB External) ENGLAND to RANGOON, bs 14/4, TEST COVER carried on the First Flight of the NEW ACCELERATED ENGLAND-INDIA-AUSTRALIA SERVICE #IE643. Carried all the way by flying boat Centaurus to Karachi, then by Coogee to Rangoon. Plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, ms 'First regular/accelerated/service/Summer 1938' addressed to the Traffic Manager, Imperial Airways.

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Date: 1938, Apr 9
Est. price: £75.00
Category: GB External

Description: ENGLAND to RANGOON, bs 14/4, TEST COVER carried on the First Flight of the NEW ACCELERATED ENGLAND-INDIA-AUSTRALIA SERVICE #IE643. Carried all the way by flying boat Centaurus to Karachi, then by Coogee to Rangoon. Plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, ms 'First regular/accelerated/service/Summer 1938' addressed to the Traffic Manager, Imperial Airways.
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Lot Number: 133

(GB External) England to Australia, carried on the FIRST FLIGHT OF NEW ACCELERATED ENGLAND-INDIA-AUSTRALIA SERVICE #IE643 London to Melbourne, bs 20/4. Carried by Centaurs to Karachi, by Coogee to Singapore, and by Canberra to Melbourne. Plain cover, franked 1/3d, ms 'First Flight By/Accelerated Service/To Astalia' Wingent, p41. ALSO FLOWN BACK on flight IW648 by Canberra to Darwin, Caledonia to Penang and Calpurnia to Southampton. A scarce item offering a flying boat feast.

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Date: 1938, Apr 10
Est. price: £75.00
Category: GB External

Description: England to Australia, carried on the FIRST FLIGHT OF NEW ACCELERATED ENGLAND-INDIA-AUSTRALIA SERVICE #IE643 London to Melbourne, bs 20/4. Carried by Centaurs to Karachi, by Coogee to Singapore, and by Canberra to Melbourne. Plain cover, franked 1/3d, ms 'First Flight By/Accelerated Service/To Astalia' Wingent, p41. ALSO FLOWN BACK on flight IW648 by Canberra to Darwin, Caledonia to Penang and Calpurnia to Southampton. A scarce item offering a flying boat feast.
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Lot Number: 134

(GB External) ENGLAND to PALESTINE, bs Tiberius 12/4, TEST COVER carried on the First Flight of the NEW ACCELERATED ENGLAND-INDIA-AUSTRALIA SERVICE #IE643. Carried all the way by flying boat Centaurus. Plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, ms 'First regular/accelerated/service/Summer 1938' addressed to the Traffic Manager, Imperial Airways.

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Date: 1938, Apr 10
Est. price: £75.00
Category: GB External

Description: ENGLAND to PALESTINE, bs Tiberius 12/4, TEST COVER carried on the First Flight of the NEW ACCELERATED ENGLAND-INDIA-AUSTRALIA SERVICE #IE643. Carried all the way by flying boat Centaurus. Plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, ms 'First regular/accelerated/service/Summer 1938' addressed to the Traffic Manager, Imperial Airways.
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Lot Number: 135

(GB External) London to Rio de Janero, bs 16/4, imprint etiquette cover correctly rated 3/6d (1/- x3 + 6d), canc London cds, fine strike 'Deutsche Luftpost/Europe-Sud Amerika hs, Day and date of arrival confirms DLH seaplane service # L339, plane 'Zyklon'. Image.

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Date: 1938, May 27
Est. price: £20.00
Category: GB External

Description: London to Rio de Janero, bs 16/4, imprint etiquette cover correctly rated 3/6d (1/- x3 + 6d), canc London cds, fine strike 'Deutsche Luftpost/Europe-Sud Amerika hs, Day and date of arrival confirms DLH seaplane service # L339, plane 'Zyklon'. Image.
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Lot Number: 136

(GB External) SCARCE, Qantas for Imperial Airways, FIRST 'ALL THE WAY' BY FLYING BOAT MAIL TO AUSTRALIA on Imperial Airways Eastern Service flight # IE265, bs Sydney 6/7, plain cover franked 1/3d, canc London 25 Jun 38 cds, ms 'England-Australia/First Service by Flying boat/All the Way'.  Camilla/Cordelia to Karachi, Challenger/Cordelia to Singapore, Challenger to Sydney.

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Date: 1938, Jun 26
Est. price: £150.00
Category: GB External

Description: SCARCE, Qantas for Imperial Airways, FIRST 'ALL THE WAY' BY FLYING BOAT MAIL TO AUSTRALIA on Imperial Airways Eastern Service flight # IE265, bs Sydney 6/7, plain cover franked 1/3d, canc London 25 Jun 38 cds, ms 'England-Australia/First Service by Flying boat/All the Way'. Camilla/Cordelia to Karachi, Challenger/Cordelia to Singapore, Challenger to Sydney.
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Lot Number: 137

(GB External) LAST DISPATCH OF SURCHARGED AIRMAIL, GB to AUSTRALIA, Liverpool to Melbourne, correctly rated 1/3d with mixed KEVIII, KGV and KGVI franking, typed 'Last despatch of Australian/surcharged airmail/July 23 1938'. Carried on Imperial Airways Eastern Service flight #673 by 'Castor ' to Karachi then 'Cariolinus' to Sydney, bs 2/8, and onward to Port Moresby, bs 10/8. RARE.

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Date: 1938, Jul 23
Est. price: £150.00
Category: GB External

Description: LAST DISPATCH OF SURCHARGED AIRMAIL, GB to AUSTRALIA, Liverpool to Melbourne, correctly rated 1/3d with mixed KEVIII, KGV and KGVI franking, typed 'Last despatch of Australian/surcharged airmail/July 23 1938'. Carried on Imperial Airways Eastern Service flight #673 by 'Castor ' to Karachi then 'Cariolinus' to Sydney, bs 2/8, and onward to Port Moresby, bs 10/8. RARE.
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Lot Number: 138

(GB External) LAST DISPATCH OF SURCHARGED AIRMAIL, GB to PAPUA, NEW GUNEA, Liverpool-Port Moresby, correctly rated 1/3d with mixed KEVII and KGV franking, typed 'Last despatch of Australian/surcharged airmail/July 23 1938'. Carried on Imperial Airways Eastern Service flight #673 by 'Castor ' to Karachi then 'Cariolinus' to Sydney, bs 2/8, and onward to Port Moresby, bs 10/8. RARE.

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Date: 1938, Jul 23
Est. price: £175.00
Category: GB External

Description: LAST DISPATCH OF SURCHARGED AIRMAIL, GB to PAPUA, NEW GUNEA, Liverpool-Port Moresby, correctly rated 1/3d with mixed KEVII and KGV franking, typed 'Last despatch of Australian/surcharged airmail/July 23 1938'. Carried on Imperial Airways Eastern Service flight #673 by 'Castor ' to Karachi then 'Cariolinus' to Sydney, bs 2/8, and onward to Port Moresby, bs 10/8. RARE.
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Lot Number: 139

(GB External) First acceptance for Lisbon, bs 31/10,  via Stuttgart and German service, airmail etiquette cover, franked 4d, , Imperial Airways

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Date: 1938, Oct 27
Est. price: £35.00
Category: GB External

Description: First acceptance for Lisbon, bs 31/10, via Stuttgart and German service, airmail etiquette cover, franked 4d, , Imperial Airways
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Lot Number: 140

(GB External) Rare first acceptance of "all air" dispatches from GB to Angola, London to Mossamedes, plain cover correctly rated 1/6d canc Sutton Coldfield/Birmingham cds, flown by Aeromaritime to Pointe Noire 19/1, then by newly established Portuguese air service D.T.A. to Loanda 20/1, Lobito 21/1, Lubango 28/1, and finally arriving Mossamades on 30/1 owing to temporary suspension of air service over last leg. A one hundred word typewritten text compiled by Francis Field giving details of this new service with illustrations of all transit date stamps accompanies this lot.. A mouth watering cover with particularly well documented routing. Image.

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Date: 1939, Jan 13
Est. price: £150.00
Category: GB External

Description: Rare first acceptance of "all air" dispatches from GB to Angola, London to Mossamedes, plain cover correctly rated 1/6d canc Sutton Coldfield/Birmingham cds, flown by Aeromaritime to Pointe Noire 19/1, then by newly established Portuguese air service D.T.A. to Loanda 20/1, Lobito 21/1, Lubango 28/1, and finally arriving Mossamades on 30/1 owing to temporary suspension of air service over last leg. A one hundred word typewritten text compiled by Francis Field giving details of this new service with illustrations of all transit date stamps accompanies this lot.. A mouth watering cover with particularly well documented routing. Image.
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Lot Number: 141

(GB External) UK to South West Africa, LONDON to WINDHOEK, by Imperial Airways Durban southbound flying boat service DS188 which left Southampton 15/4 and arrived Durban 20/4, and OAT by S.A.A. to Windhoek bs 25/4. High Commission of South Africa cover, logo on flap, good strike High Commission of South Africa h/s on front, franked 6d for air rate.

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Date: 1939, Apr 13
Est. price: £30.00
Category: GB External

Description: UK to South West Africa, LONDON to WINDHOEK, by Imperial Airways Durban southbound flying boat service DS188 which left Southampton 15/4 and arrived Durban 20/4, and OAT by S.A.A. to Windhoek bs 25/4. High Commission of South Africa cover, logo on flap, good strike High Commission of South Africa h/s on front, franked 6d for air rate.
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Lot Number: 142

(GB External) First airmail service during WWII, Shoreham to Belgium, no arrival ds, correctly rated 2 1/2d for PC, cancelled Sutton Coldfield cds, special printed card with logo and "First Despatch/War Air Mail/30 October 1939", cancelled by violet st line "Censor Permit No C4" censor mark, Francis Field authentication hs's x2 verso. On the outbreak of war flights over the east of England and Scotland were prohibited by the Air Navigation (Restriction in Time of War) Order 1939, and operations were moved from Croydon to Shoreham. The service was suspended when Germany invaded Norway in April 1940. A copy of a six page A4 article on the airmail services at Shoreham on the outbreak of WWII, is included with this item.

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Date: 1939, Oct 30
Est. price: £100.00
Category: GB External

Description: First airmail service during WWII, Shoreham to Belgium, no arrival ds, correctly rated 2 1/2d for PC, cancelled Sutton Coldfield cds, special printed card with logo and "First Despatch/War Air Mail/30 October 1939", cancelled by violet st line "Censor Permit No C4" censor mark, Francis Field authentication hs's x2 verso. On the outbreak of war flights over the east of England and Scotland were prohibited by the Air Navigation (Restriction in Time of War) Order 1939, and operations were moved from Croydon to Shoreham. The service was suspended when Germany invaded Norway in April 1940. A copy of a six page A4 article on the airmail services at Shoreham on the outbreak of WWII, is included with this item.
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Lot Number: 143

(GB External) Wartime airmail service to the continent, Shoreham to Oslo, no arrival ds, pc correctly rated 2 1/2d cancelled Sutton Coldfield cds, "Censor Permit No C4" censor mark, Francis Field authentication hs verso. Likely British Airways, see Boyle p353. Service suspended when Germany invaded Norway in April 1940. Nov 23rd was also first conveyance of mail under PO contract by Scottish Airways. Faint bend top rh corner. See scans

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Date: 1939, Nov 23
Est. price: £40.00
Category: GB External

Description: Wartime airmail service to the continent, Shoreham to Oslo, no arrival ds, pc correctly rated 2 1/2d cancelled Sutton Coldfield cds, "Censor Permit No C4" censor mark, Francis Field authentication hs verso. Likely British Airways, see Boyle p353. Service suspended when Germany invaded Norway in April 1940. Nov 23rd was also first conveyance of mail under PO contract by Scottish Airways. Faint bend top rh corner. See scans
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Lot Number: 144

(GB External) World War II, London to New York carried on F/F British wartme service, London to Lisbon, no b/s, first regular service to connect with PAA Lisbon-New York service, franked 1/3d, ms endorsement "First British Wartime Service to Lisbon", plain etiquette cover. (BOAC was only formed on April 1st, 1940).

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Date: 1940, May 31
Est. price: £40.00
Category: GB External

Description: World War II, London to New York carried on F/F British wartme service, London to Lisbon, no b/s, first regular service to connect with PAA Lisbon-New York service, franked 1/3d, ms endorsement "First British Wartime Service to Lisbon", plain etiquette cover. (BOAC was only formed on April 1st, 1940).
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Lot Number: 145

(GB External) World War II Empire Emergency Service (operated by C class flying boats, 16 of which were South of Italy on 10th June), first dispatch of airmail to Australia, carried via the "Horsehoe Route" (by sea to Durban and thence by air), fine large red cachet.Francis Field authentication hs.

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Date: 1940, Jun 14
Est. price: £250.00
Category: GB External

Description: World War II Empire Emergency Service (operated by C class flying boats, 16 of which were South of Italy on 10th June), first dispatch of airmail to Australia, carried via the "Horsehoe Route" (by sea to Durban and thence by air), fine large red cachet.Francis Field authentication hs.
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Lot Number: 146

(GB External) England to Australia, WWII censored airmail flown 'all air' across the Atlantic, the US mainland and the Pacific, airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 4/6d (inc GVI 2/6d) canc Teddington cds, sealed by Australian NWS, Sydney red/cream OBC with 2 dots censor tape overlaid by violet 'Passed By Censor/S 103' censor mark. The service lasted from July 1940-November 1941. Uncommon. There is a barely visible non invasive vertical fold, otherwise fine. See image.

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Date: 1940, Jul 23
Est. price: £65.00
Category: GB External

Description: England to Australia, WWII censored airmail flown 'all air' across the Atlantic, the US mainland and the Pacific, airmail etiquette cover correctly rated 4/6d (inc GVI 2/6d) canc Teddington cds, sealed by Australian NWS, Sydney red/cream OBC with 2 dots censor tape overlaid by violet 'Passed By Censor/S 103' censor mark. The service lasted from July 1940-November 1941. Uncommon. There is a barely visible non invasive vertical fold, otherwise fine. See image.
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Lot Number: 147

(GB External) WWII, first flight new wartime airmail postcard service to forces serving in the Middle East.

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Date: 1941, Apr 6
Est. price: £50.00
Category: GB External

Description: WWII, first flight new wartime airmail postcard service to forces serving in the Middle East.
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Lot Number: 148

(GB External) World War II censored airmail cover, flown all the way from London to Calcutta, bs 31/1/42, airmail etiquette cover, franked 5 x 1/-,  canc Cardigan 2 DEC cds, ms "Via North Atlantic. Trans Pacific Route',  sealed India OBC brown/red crown censor tape tied by crown in triangle censor mark. Correctly rated  5/-  at 'The Two Ocean' rate, for carriage all the way by air by BOAC/KLM to Lisbon, FAM 18 to New York, US internal airline to San Francisco, FAM 14 to Hong Kong then OAT to India.  Until May 22, 1941 the only airmail route to India was by sea to South Africa, then onward transmission by air.  A great item, full of history.

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Date: 1941, Dec 2
Est. price: £175.00
Category: GB External

Description: World War II censored airmail cover, flown all the way from London to Calcutta, bs 31/1/42, airmail etiquette cover, franked 5 x 1/-, canc Cardigan 2 DEC cds, ms "Via North Atlantic. Trans Pacific Route', sealed India OBC brown/red crown censor tape tied by crown in triangle censor mark. Correctly rated 5/- at 'The Two Ocean' rate, for carriage all the way by air by BOAC/KLM to Lisbon, FAM 18 to New York, US internal airline to San Francisco, FAM 14 to Hong Kong then OAT to India. Until May 22, 1941 the only airmail route to India was by sea to South Africa, then onward transmission by air. A great item, full of history.
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Lot Number: 149

(GB External) The Red Cross Postal Message Scheme. Cover send to Geneva from London, franked 5d, ms ' Red Cross Postal Message Scheme' and 'Air Mail', opened by censor and dealt with in accordance with the March 1941 Post Office Notice. Under arrangements made by the British Red Cross Society and The Order of St John brief messages could be sent by relatives to persons residing in Enemy Territory. The messages we're limited to 20 words and had to relate to only to family matters.

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Date: 1942, Sep 12
Est. price: £45.00
Category: GB External

Description: The Red Cross Postal Message Scheme. Cover send to Geneva from London, franked 5d, ms ' Red Cross Postal Message Scheme' and 'Air Mail', opened by censor and dealt with in accordance with the March 1941 Post Office Notice. Under arrangements made by the British Red Cross Society and The Order of St John brief messages could be sent by relatives to persons residing in Enemy Territory. The messages we're limited to 20 words and had to relate to only to family matters.
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Lot Number: 150

(GB External) Dual censored WWII airmail from London to Zurich, via Lisbon where airmail label annulled by Lisbon 22 May 43 cds for onward  transmission by rail. Plain cover franked 5d, sealed by GB and German censors, verso black German censor mark applied on arrival in Paris, and red censor mark to clear forwarding to Switzerland. Written in hungarian.

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Date: 1943, May 10
Est. price: £35.00
Category: GB External

Description: Dual censored WWII airmail from London to Zurich, via Lisbon where airmail label annulled by Lisbon 22 May 43 cds for onward transmission by rail. Plain cover franked 5d, sealed by GB and German censors, verso black German censor mark applied on arrival in Paris, and red censor mark to clear forwarding to Switzerland. Written in hungarian.
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