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Lot Number: 151

(GB External) London to Italy WW II, undelivered British Prisoner of War Post/Kriegsgefangenenpost/Service des Prisonniers de Guerre type 2 airmail lettersheet,  blue tablet "Air Mail/Par Avion",franked imprint 2 1/2d KGVI, postmarked Catford wavy line, addressed to Sapper Keeton, Campo PG53, PM 3300, Italy, red octagonal "PW 6061" hs, verso blue duble ring Italian censor mark and black six line "This letter formed part of/undelivered mails which fell/into the hands of the Allied/Forces advancing in Italy./It is undeliverable as addressed and is therefore returned to you" hs

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Date: 1943, Aug 28
Est. price: £75.00
Category: GB External

Description: London to Italy WW II, undelivered British Prisoner of War Post/Kriegsgefangenenpost/Service des Prisonniers de Guerre type 2 airmail lettersheet, blue tablet "Air Mail/Par Avion",franked imprint 2 1/2d KGVI, postmarked Catford wavy line, addressed to Sapper Keeton, Campo PG53, PM 3300, Italy, red octagonal "PW 6061" hs, verso blue duble ring Italian censor mark and black six line "This letter formed part of/undelivered mails which fell/into the hands of the Allied/Forces advancing in Italy./It is undeliverable as addressed and is therefore returned to you" hs
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Lot Number: 152

(GB External) Airmail from ships of the Royal Navy, air  letter posted and censored on the ship, then blue tomb stone censor mark applied,  fine strike red boxed "FREE/CHRISTMAS/AIR MAIL" instead of postage stamp, addressed to England. Image.

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Date: 1943, Nov 24
Est. price: £25.00
Category: GB External

Description: Airmail from ships of the Royal Navy, air letter posted and censored on the ship, then blue tomb stone censor mark applied, fine strike red boxed "FREE/CHRISTMAS/AIR MAIL" instead of postage stamp, addressed to England. Image.
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Lot Number: 153

(GB External) British Prisoner of War Post/Kriegsgefangenenpost/Service des Prisonniers de Guerre, blue tablet "Air Mail/Par Avion", important warning about POW numbers, blue/white, franked imprint 2 1/2d KGVI airmail letter sheet, mint

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Date: 1944, Dec 1
Est. price: £15.00
Category: GB External

Description: British Prisoner of War Post/Kriegsgefangenenpost/Service des Prisonniers de Guerre, blue tablet "Air Mail/Par Avion", important warning about POW numbers, blue/white, franked imprint 2 1/2d KGVI airmail letter sheet, mint
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Lot Number: 154

(GB External) British POW 1 1/2d unused air letter card issued for prisoners in Japan with Japanese script at top lh corner reading "Furyo Yubin"(Prisoner of War post), impressed with 1 1/2d stamp and issued on 1/4/45 when he postage rate was reduced from 3d to 1 1/2d. The production of a postcard, rather than any other form of stationary stemmed from the Japanese refusal to allow prisoners to receive more than 25 words in their correspondence.

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Date: 1945, Apr 1
Est. price: £65.00
Category: GB External

Description: British POW 1 1/2d unused air letter card issued for prisoners in Japan with Japanese script at top lh corner reading "Furyo Yubin"(Prisoner of War post), impressed with 1 1/2d stamp and issued on 1/4/45 when he postage rate was reduced from 3d to 1 1/2d. The production of a postcard, rather than any other form of stationary stemmed from the Japanese refusal to allow prisoners to receive more than 25 words in their correspondence.
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Lot Number: 155

(GB External) Very scarce first direct airmail with a fascinating history. London to Dublin, airmail etiquette cover franked 5 1/2d, typed 'First Airmail/London-Dublin'. Recorded in Stroud  "15 January (1946) West Coast Air Services began carrying mail on its Liverpool-Dublin services". The press announced that the service was starting on January 9th but there was no official announcement because GPO claimed it was only a temporary replacement of a similar service withdrawn at short notice (a 200 word explanatory article accompanies this item). No covers are known posted on 9/1, hence Stroud's entry of 15/1 for the start of the service.  Also see Hansard 24 July 1946 vol 426 c19, "West Coast Air Services Ltd (WCAS) is one of several companies which are operating certain services under an agreement with the Minister of Civil Aviation, the Associated Airways Joint Committee (AAJC) acting as agents. It was arranged with AAJC that WCAS Ltd, should cease to operate the Liverpool?Dublin and London?Dublin services on 1st July, 1946.

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Date: 1946, Jan 15
Est. price: £150.00
Category: GB External

Description: Very scarce first direct airmail with a fascinating history. London to Dublin, airmail etiquette cover franked 5 1/2d, typed 'First Airmail/London-Dublin'. Recorded in Stroud "15 January (1946) West Coast Air Services began carrying mail on its Liverpool-Dublin services". The press announced that the service was starting on January 9th but there was no official announcement because GPO claimed it was only a temporary replacement of a similar service withdrawn at short notice (a 200 word explanatory article accompanies this item). No covers are known posted on 9/1, hence Stroud's entry of 15/1 for the start of the service. Also see Hansard 24 July 1946 vol 426 c19, "West Coast Air Services Ltd (WCAS) is one of several companies which are operating certain services under an agreement with the Minister of Civil Aviation, the Associated Airways Joint Committee (AAJC) acting as agents. It was arranged with AAJC that WCAS Ltd, should cease to operate the Liverpool?Dublin and London?Dublin services on 1st July, 1946.
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Lot Number: 156

(GB External) Postwar reopening of the England-Australia Empire Air Route", first BOAC/Qantas Lancaster "Kangaroo" flight, Hurn to Sydney, bs 10/4, KG VI 6d airletter, postmarked London 6 Apr machine cancel, red typed "Reopening/England-Australia Empire Air Route London to Sydney/via Singapore", signed by Captains K.G. Jackson, H.J. Mills, and R.O. Mant.

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Date: 1946, Apr 6
Est. price: £85.00
Category: GB External

Description: Postwar reopening of the England-Australia Empire Air Route", first BOAC/Qantas Lancaster "Kangaroo" flight, Hurn to Sydney, bs 10/4, KG VI 6d airletter, postmarked London 6 Apr machine cancel, red typed "Reopening/England-Australia Empire Air Route London to Sydney/via Singapore", signed by Captains K.G. Jackson, H.J. Mills, and R.O. Mant.
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Lot Number: 157

(GB Internal) Coronation Aerial Post, public mail, red brown London to Windsor card, flown London-Windsor, addressed to Surrey, nice strike die 1 London postmark. Pale non invasive residual glue mark rh edge verso, otherewise fine, see scan

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Date: 1911, Sep 9
Est. price: £20.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Coronation Aerial Post, public mail, red brown London to Windsor card, flown London-Windsor, addressed to Surrey, nice strike die 1 London postmark. Pale non invasive residual glue mark rh edge verso, otherewise fine, see scan
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Lot Number: 158

(GB Internal) Coronation Aerial Post, unused red brown London to Windsor card, as sold already franked with 1d stamp. Minor tone spots, otherwise fine. See image.

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Date: 1911, Sep 9
Est. price: £45.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Coronation Aerial Post, unused red brown London to Windsor card, as sold already franked with 1d stamp. Minor tone spots, otherwise fine. See image.
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Lot Number: 159

(GB Internal) Coronation Aerial Post, public mail, dark brown London to Windsor card, addressed to Southport,  die 2 London postmark.

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Date: 1911, Sep 12
Est. price: £30.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Coronation Aerial Post, public mail, dark brown London to Windsor card, addressed to Southport, die 2 London postmark.
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Lot Number: 160

(GB Internal) Lympne Motor Glider Meeting, printed souvenir envelope flown Lympne to Hastingleigh, grey vignette "Carried by Motor Glider from Lympne to Hastingleigh", franked 1 1/2d canc Hastingleigh cds.

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Date: 1923, Oct 13
Est. price: £40.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Lympne Motor Glider Meeting, printed souvenir envelope flown Lympne to Hastingleigh, grey vignette "Carried by Motor Glider from Lympne to Hastingleigh", franked 1 1/2d canc Hastingleigh cds.
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Lot Number: 161

(GB Internal) London International Air Post Exhibition 1934, Pigeongram, complete pad with red cachet, unused.

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Date: 1934, May 7
Est. price: £20.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: London International Air Post Exhibition 1934, Pigeongram, complete pad with red cachet, unused.
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Lot Number: 162

(GB Internal) London International Air Post Exhibition 1934, imprint etiquette airmail cover franked 4d, canc special Expo postmark, brown Apex cachet, flown to Gibraltar, bs 14/5. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

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Date: 1934, May 10
Est. price: £65.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: London International Air Post Exhibition 1934, imprint etiquette airmail cover franked 4d, canc special Expo postmark, brown Apex cachet, flown to Gibraltar, bs 14/5. Francis Field authentication hs verso.
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Lot Number: 163

(GB Internal) Apex International Air Post Exhibition, London, PC, franked 1 1/2d canc official Exhibition postmark, red 'Apex 1934/London 7-12 May' cachet, one red and one blue Apex vignette on front.

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Date: 1934, May 11
Est. price: £15.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Apex International Air Post Exhibition, London, PC, franked 1 1/2d canc official Exhibition postmark, red 'Apex 1934/London 7-12 May' cachet, one red and one blue Apex vignette on front.
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Lot Number: 164

(GB Internal) Highland Airways, F/F Inverness to Kirkwall, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, pink/black/green 1st vignette. "Covers bearing the vignette are considerably scarcer" see Redgrove, p43. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

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Date: 1934, May 29
Est. price: £15.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Highland Airways, F/F Inverness to Kirkwall, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, pink/black/green 1st vignette. "Covers bearing the vignette are considerably scarcer" see Redgrove, p43. Francis Field authentication hs verso.
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Lot Number: 165

(GB Internal) Cover flown on Zucker's first trial rocket flight on the Sussex Downs, bearing purple 1934 Apex vignette overprinted blue for the rocket post, hand stamped with the trial firing cachet in black, red machine postmark  Brighton 6 June 1934. Signed by Gerhard Zucker.

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Date: 1934, Jun 6
Est. price: £40.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Cover flown on Zucker's first trial rocket flight on the Sussex Downs, bearing purple 1934 Apex vignette overprinted blue for the rocket post, hand stamped with the trial firing cachet in black, red machine postmark Brighton 6 June 1934. Signed by Gerhard Zucker.
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Lot Number: 166

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, RARE first flight commercial cover to Enfield cancelled with the Douglas Isle of Man 10am postmark, Flown on the first stage to Manchester where the flight was terminated due to weather conditions, then forwarded by surface. Franked with a KG V 1½d photogravure on its day of issue. Making it a double first (See Redgrove p61).

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Date: 1934, Aug 20
Est. price: £100.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Railway Air Service, RARE first flight commercial cover to Enfield cancelled with the Douglas Isle of Man 10am postmark, Flown on the first stage to Manchester where the flight was terminated due to weather conditions, then forwarded by surface. Franked with a KG V 1½d photogravure on its day of issue. Making it a double first (See Redgrove p61).
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Lot Number: 167

(GB Internal) Railway Air Services, F/F Cardiff to Liverpool, bs 21/8, business postage paid envelope  unfranked 'Postage /will be/paid by/Addressee', green 'First Flight' cachet The business reply paid envelope is unusual, only a few were flown.

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Date: 1934, Aug 20
Est. price: £15.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Railway Air Services, F/F Cardiff to Liverpool, bs 21/8, business postage paid envelope unfranked 'Postage /will be/paid by/Addressee', green 'First Flight' cachet The business reply paid envelope is unusual, only a few were flown.
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Lot Number: 168

(GB Internal) RAS F/F Bristol to the Isle of Wight, official cover franked 1 1/2d, Bristol 20 Aug 34 machine cancel tied by black/pink Pitman label,  "By First Air Mail/(At Ordinary Letter rate)/Bristol-Isle of Wight".

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Date: 1934, Aug 20
Est. price: £15.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: RAS F/F Bristol to the Isle of Wight, official cover franked 1 1/2d, Bristol 20 Aug 34 machine cancel tied by black/pink Pitman label, "By First Air Mail/(At Ordinary Letter rate)/Bristol-Isle of Wight".
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Lot Number: 169

(GB Internal) Highland Airways, F/F tenth GB Inland Airmail Service Inverness-Wick-Kirkwall, Wick to Inverness, bs 'Inverness/3.45pm/1 Dec/ 1934' cds, Cross cover franked 1 1/2d.

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Date: 1934, Dec 1
Est. price: £12.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Highland Airways, F/F tenth GB Inland Airmail Service Inverness-Wick-Kirkwall, Wick to Inverness, bs 'Inverness/3.45pm/1 Dec/ 1934' cds, Cross cover franked 1 1/2d.
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Lot Number: 170

(GB Internal) Blackpool & West Coast Air Services (United AW), Stamp Exhibition London to Isle of Man, plain cover franked 1 1/2d tied good strikes Stamp Expo London 1936/23 Oct cds, black/yellow Expo vignette, red three line 'British Airways Ltd/Isle of Man/24 Oct 1936" hs. Uncommon.

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Date: 1936, Oct 23
Est. price: £25.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Blackpool & West Coast Air Services (United AW), Stamp Exhibition London to Isle of Man, plain cover franked 1 1/2d tied good strikes Stamp Expo London 1936/23 Oct cds, black/yellow Expo vignette, red three line 'British Airways Ltd/Isle of Man/24 Oct 1936" hs. Uncommon.
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Lot Number: 171

(GB Internal) Scottish Airways, First Regular North Ronaldshay Airmail, Kirkwall to North Ronaldshay, bs 31/7, red/blue/ivory Orkney Herald Type I cover "Inauguration Of/Thrice Weekly/Air Mail/North Ronaldshay to Kirwall/31st July 1939", franked 1 1/2d, canc North Ronaldshay cds, black/yellow/grey "Scottish Airways/Go By Air" vignette verso. Only 100 Type 1 covers were printed, see Redgrove p134.  A fine example.

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Date: 1939, Jul 31
Est. price: £150.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Scottish Airways, First Regular North Ronaldshay Airmail, Kirkwall to North Ronaldshay, bs 31/7, red/blue/ivory Orkney Herald Type I cover "Inauguration Of/Thrice Weekly/Air Mail/North Ronaldshay to Kirwall/31st July 1939", franked 1 1/2d, canc North Ronaldshay cds, black/yellow/grey "Scottish Airways/Go By Air" vignette verso. Only 100 Type 1 covers were printed, see Redgrove p134. A fine example.
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Lot Number: 172

(GB Internal) Western Isles wartime services by Scottish Airways,  Glasgow-Tiree, then boat to Stornoway. In 1941 the air Ministry placed a contract with Scottish Airways to fly private and official service mail only, to and from the isolated RAF units in the Western Isles. No civilian mail was carried. Northbound mail had to be addressed to a dedicated undercover GPO Box number in Glasgow. Plain cover addressed to RAF c/o Box 204 Glasgow (the number used for Stornoway), franked 2 1/2d, canc RAF Henlow 15 Dec 43 cds,  ms confirmation of arrival on 18/12. This cover was flown from Glasgow to Tiree by Scottish Airways, thence to Stornoway by boat as air service held up by hurricane.

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Date: 1943, Dec 15
Est. price: £55.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Western Isles wartime services by Scottish Airways, Glasgow-Tiree, then boat to Stornoway. In 1941 the air Ministry placed a contract with Scottish Airways to fly private and official service mail only, to and from the isolated RAF units in the Western Isles. No civilian mail was carried. Northbound mail had to be addressed to a dedicated undercover GPO Box number in Glasgow. Plain cover addressed to RAF c/o Box 204 Glasgow (the number used for Stornoway), franked 2 1/2d, canc RAF Henlow 15 Dec 43 cds, ms confirmation of arrival on 18/12. This cover was flown from Glasgow to Tiree by Scottish Airways, thence to Stornoway by boat as air service held up by hurricane.
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Lot Number: 173

(GB Internal) Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Dereham to Peterborough, printed souvenir cover, BEA

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Date: 1948, Jun 1
Est. price: £12.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Dereham to Peterborough, printed souvenir cover, BEA
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Lot Number: 174

(GB Internal) Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Peterborough to Sheringham, bs, printed souvenir cover, BEA

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Date: 1948, Jun 1
Est. price: £12.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Peterborough to Sheringham, bs, printed souvenir cover, BEA
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Lot Number: 175

(GB Internal) BEA, F/F extension of Airway Letter Service, Manchester to Liverpool, plain cover franked 2 1/2d, large red framed 'clock' flight cachet.

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Date: 1949, Nov 1
Est. price: £15.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: BEA, F/F extension of Airway Letter Service, Manchester to Liverpool, plain cover franked 2 1/2d, large red framed 'clock' flight cachet.
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Lot Number: 176

(GB Internal) BEA, first Belfast-London Airway Letter with 6d BEA stamp tied Kensington 16/1 cds, POA in London, also franked KGV 2 1/d, black st line 'To Be Posted On Arrival' hs on front, and black two line 'BEA 16 Jan/Belfast' hs verso.

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Date: 1951, Jan 16
Est. price: £25.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: BEA, first Belfast-London Airway Letter with 6d BEA stamp tied Kensington 16/1 cds, POA in London, also franked KGV 2 1/d, black st line 'To Be Posted On Arrival' hs on front, and black two line 'BEA 16 Jan/Belfast' hs verso.
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Lot Number: 177

(GB Internal) F/F  Irish sea night air mail service, Belfast to Manchester, special cachet, arrival cds, franked with BEA 6d letter stamp, plain cover, POA, only 150 flown, Aer Lingus

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Date: 1951, Mar 13
Est. price: £25.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: F/F Irish sea night air mail service, Belfast to Manchester, special cachet, arrival cds, franked with BEA 6d letter stamp, plain cover, POA, only 150 flown, Aer Lingus
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Lot Number: 178

(GB Internal) First International Conference of the Institute of Nuclear Engineers, cover carried in the rocket 'Grillo' bearing bearing various cachets postmarked Brighton 6th April 1965, also bears a pink cachet confirming it was also flown in Italy during the period 10-17 October 1965.

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Date: 1965, Apr 6
Est. price: £15.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: First International Conference of the Institute of Nuclear Engineers, cover carried in the rocket 'Grillo' bearing bearing various cachets postmarked Brighton 6th April 1965, also bears a pink cachet confirming it was also flown in Italy during the period 10-17 October 1965.
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Lot Number: 179

(GB Internal) QEII 6d air letter addressed to England, cancelled fine strike undated "Posted on board the/British Ship 'Uruguay Star'/on the high seas". The Blue Star Line "SS Uruguay Star" 1947-1972
operated a regular service to South America, calling at Lisbon, Las Palmas, Rio de Janeiro, Santos, Montevideo and terminating at Buenos Aires, The exact date this item was posted is unknmown. Unusual.

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Date: 1966, Jan 1
Est. price: £12.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: QEII 6d air letter addressed to England, cancelled fine strike undated "Posted on board the/British Ship 'Uruguay Star'/on the high seas". The Blue Star Line "SS Uruguay Star" 1947-1972 operated a regular service to South America, calling at Lisbon, Las Palmas, Rio de Janeiro, Santos, Montevideo and terminating at Buenos Aires, The exact date this item was posted is unknmown. Unusual.
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Lot Number: 180

(GB Internal) 1971 British Postal Strike Emergency Airmail Service January to March 1971, 'Outer Islands Private Local Postal Service', Land's End Airport (Penzance 9 miles)  to Scilly Isles cancelled due to bad weather, plain cover franked LPS 5/-, 10/-, and £1 canc large green dated hand stamp initialled by local postmaster,  large 'Land's End Airport' cachet , 'Emergency Strike Service' and 'Delayed by Bad Weather, and 'Airport Closed/2pm Bad Weather' cachet verso. Attractive and uncommon.

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Date: 1971, Jan 20
Est. price: £20.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: 1971 British Postal Strike Emergency Airmail Service January to March 1971, 'Outer Islands Private Local Postal Service', Land's End Airport (Penzance 9 miles) to Scilly Isles cancelled due to bad weather, plain cover franked LPS 5/-, 10/-, and £1 canc large green dated hand stamp initialled by local postmaster, large 'Land's End Airport' cachet , 'Emergency Strike Service' and 'Delayed by Bad Weather, and 'Airport Closed/2pm Bad Weather' cachet verso. Attractive and uncommon.
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Lot Number: 181

(GB Internal) BEA FDI 50p Air Letter Stamp on scheduled flight Jersey to London, arrival ds on front, souvenir cover.

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Date: 1972, Jul 1
Est. price: £15.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: BEA FDI 50p Air Letter Stamp on scheduled flight Jersey to London, arrival ds on front, souvenir cover.
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Lot Number: 182

(Greece) Aero Espresso Italiana S.A., experimental period, Athens to Brindisi, clear 'Brindisi/3.11.26/Posta Aerea' arrival ds on front, Drossos corner card franked 2l 1926 air and 60l ordinary canc black  Athens cds. Small non invasive semi circular  filing hole rh edge.

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Date: 1925, Nov 3
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Greece

Description: Aero Espresso Italiana S.A., experimental period, Athens to Brindisi, clear 'Brindisi/3.11.26/Posta Aerea' arrival ds on front, Drossos corner card franked 2l 1926 air and 60l ordinary canc black Athens cds. Small non invasive semi circular filing hole rh edge.
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Lot Number: 183

(Greece) Aero Espresso Italiana Vignette, Brindisi -Athens-Constantinople, c1926, mnh. Also example on cover from Greece to Florence posted July 25, 1926. Written up and beautifully displayed on album leaf.See scan.

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Date: 1926, Jul 25
Est. price: £45.00
Category: Greece

Description: Aero Espresso Italiana Vignette, Brindisi -Athens-Constantinople, c1926, mnh. Also example on cover from Greece to Florence posted July 25, 1926. Written up and beautifully displayed on album leaf.See scan.
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Lot Number: 184

(Greece) Aero Espresso Italiana, Brindisi-Athens-Constantinople service, interim design 3d, 5d, 10d semi official stamps printed on white and on yellow paper (8 stamps), prepared but not issued, umm. Written up and displayed on album leaf.See scan.

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Date: 1926, Aug 16
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Greece

Description: Aero Espresso Italiana, Brindisi-Athens-Constantinople service, interim design 3d, 5d, 10d semi official stamps printed on white and on yellow paper (8 stamps), prepared but not issued, umm. Written up and displayed on album leaf.See scan.
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Lot Number: 185

(Greece) Aero Espresso Italiana S.A. pre-stamp period, addressed to London, carried on Athens to Brindisi flight, 'Brindisi/29.9.26/Posta Aerea' arrival ds verso, Drossos cover, franked 3 Dr tied by violet boxed 'Enaipios Par Avion' hs , violet strike large rubber framed "Surtaxe Aerienne/Percue En/Numeraire"  hs (used only between 4th Aug and 12th Nov, 1926),  The surtax hand stamp, and the date of arrival back stamp, confirm that this cover was flown on AEI's fifth and penultimate flight prior to the issue of the four Patagonia postage stamps. Written up and displayed on album page.

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Date: 1926, Sep 29
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Greece

Description: Aero Espresso Italiana S.A. pre-stamp period, addressed to London, carried on Athens to Brindisi flight, 'Brindisi/29.9.26/Posta Aerea' arrival ds verso, Drossos cover, franked 3 Dr tied by violet boxed 'Enaipios Par Avion' hs , violet strike large rubber framed "Surtaxe Aerienne/Percue En/Numeraire" hs (used only between 4th Aug and 12th Nov, 1926), The surtax hand stamp, and the date of arrival back stamp, confirm that this cover was flown on AEI's fifth and penultimate flight prior to the issue of the four Patagonia postage stamps. Written up and displayed on album page.
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Lot Number: 186

(Greece) F/F Athens to Patras, 22/9 bs and arrival ds on front, Drossos cover franked 1926 3d air and 40l ordinary, violet framed Athens departure hs, Aero Espresso Italiana S.A.

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Date: 1929, Nov 22
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Greece

Description: F/F Athens to Patras, 22/9 bs and arrival ds on front, Drossos cover franked 1926 3d air and 40l ordinary, violet framed Athens departure hs, Aero Espresso Italiana S.A.
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Lot Number: 187

(Greece) Imperial Airways, F/F Athens to Aswan, bs 6/3, also 7/3 arrival cds on front, carried on the inaugural Croydon/Mwanza service, plain cover franked 4l canc Athens cds, and 3l tied by official winged 'Athens-Aswan'  flight inauguration cachet. Image.

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Date: 1931, Mar 4
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Greece

Description: Imperial Airways, F/F Athens to Aswan, bs 6/3, also 7/3 arrival cds on front, carried on the inaugural Croydon/Mwanza service, plain cover franked 4l canc Athens cds, and 3l tied by official winged 'Athens-Aswan' flight inauguration cachet. Image.
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Lot Number: 188

(Greece) Aero Espresso Italiana, Zepplin set of 3, fine used. Written up and displayed  on album leaf.See scan.

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Date: 1933, May 2
Est. price: £65.00
Category: Greece

Description: Aero Espresso Italiana, Zepplin set of 3, fine used. Written up and displayed on album leaf.See scan.
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Lot Number: 189

(India) INDIA - FIRST AERIAL POST - U. P. EXHIBITION: 1911 (18 Feb) envelope  franked 2a tied near fine strike of ?FIRST AERIAL POST/U. P. EXHIBITION ALLAHABAD? cachet in purple to Calcutta with Allahabad & Calcutta cds?s on rear. A scarce item, see back and fronts scans on website.

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Date: 1911, Feb 18
Est. price: £350.00
Category: India

Description: INDIA - FIRST AERIAL POST - U. P. EXHIBITION: 1911 (18 Feb) envelope franked 2a tied near fine strike of ?FIRST AERIAL POST/U. P. EXHIBITION ALLAHABAD? cachet in purple to Calcutta with Allahabad & Calcutta cds?s on rear. A scarce item, see back and fronts scans on website.
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Lot Number: 190

(India) RAF Pageant Demonstration Flights, Delhi to Peshawar, superb strike special 'Royal Air Force Display/Peshawar/24.2.27' arrival ds, plain cover franked 1a verso, canc special 'Royal Air Force Display/Delhi/22.2.27' cds. Top corner edge nick, does not detract.

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Date: 1927, Feb 23
Est. price: £40.00
Category: India

Description: RAF Pageant Demonstration Flights, Delhi to Peshawar, superb strike special 'Royal Air Force Display/Peshawar/24.2.27' arrival ds, plain cover franked 1a verso, canc special 'Royal Air Force Display/Delhi/22.2.27' cds. Top corner edge nick, does not detract.
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Lot Number: 191

(India) First issue of Indian Air Mail label inscribed 'Air Mail' in white on blue background, Basra-Cairo airpost, Karachi to London, no arrival ds, via Basra  23/3, buff envelope with printed 'Air Mail/Basra-Cairo' in red,  franked 5 annas, canc Karachi cds, black double ring 'By Air' hs.

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Date: 1928, Mar 16
Est. price: £35.00
Category: India

Description: First issue of Indian Air Mail label inscribed 'Air Mail' in white on blue background, Basra-Cairo airpost, Karachi to London, no arrival ds, via Basra 23/3, buff envelope with printed 'Air Mail/Basra-Cairo' in red, franked 5 annas, canc Karachi cds, black double ring 'By Air' hs.
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Lot Number: 192

(India) First combined Basra-Cairo and Marseilles-London airmail service, Bombay to London, buff envelope with 'Marseilles-London Air Service' printed in red in top lh corner, franked 5 annas canc Bombay cds, black double ring 'By Air' hs, pair tied dark blue/white airmail etiquettes. Scarce item in very fine condition.

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Date: 1928, May 4
Est. price: £100.00
Category: India

Description: First combined Basra-Cairo and Marseilles-London airmail service, Bombay to London, buff envelope with 'Marseilles-London Air Service' printed in red in top lh corner, franked 5 annas canc Bombay cds, black double ring 'By Air' hs, pair tied dark blue/white airmail etiquettes. Scarce item in very fine condition.
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Lot Number: 193

(India) India to Germany, Lahore to Mulhausen, private 21 Okt 1936 arrival hs verso, 9P India PSC with additional 3P & 3 annas franked Lahore cds, fine strike large black framed 'Use The Air Mail/and Save Time/13 Oct 36/Lahore' hs.

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Date: 1936, Oct 12
Est. price: £20.00
Category: India

Description: India to Germany, Lahore to Mulhausen, private 21 Okt 1936 arrival hs verso, 9P India PSC with additional 3P & 3 annas franked Lahore cds, fine strike large black framed 'Use The Air Mail/and Save Time/13 Oct 36/Lahore' hs.
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Lot Number: 194

(India) F/F Indo-Ceylon Xmas flight, Bombay to Colombo, b/s, two different official flight cachets.

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Date: 1936, Dec 21
Est. price: £12.00
Category: India

Description: F/F Indo-Ceylon Xmas flight, Bombay to Colombo, b/s, two different official flight cachets.
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Lot Number: 195

(Interruptions and Accidents) Interrupted flight of the first regular service to be extended to Cape Town, UK TO SOUTH AFRICA, LONDON TO BLOEMFONTEIN, carried by Imperial Airways Africa southbound service #47 leaving London 21/1, mail transferred to 'City of Baghdad' at Kisumu 28/1 which then became bogged down at Mpika 30/1 January. Mail then transferred to 'City of Karachi' arriving Johannesburg b/s 1/2 two days late. Plain cover RATED 1/-.

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Date:1932, Jan 19
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Interruptions and Accidents
Covers with flight, route, and postage details (ex Proud archives) supplemented with data from Wingent's monographs on IAW Aircraft Movements 1927-1939.

Description: Interrupted flight of the first regular service to be extended to Cape Town, UK TO SOUTH AFRICA, LONDON TO BLOEMFONTEIN, carried by Imperial Airways Africa southbound service #47 leaving London 21/1, mail transferred to 'City of Baghdad' at Kisumu 28/1 which then became bogged down at Mpika 30/1 January. Mail then transferred to 'City of Karachi' arriving Johannesburg b/s 1/2 two days late. Plain cover RATED 1/-.
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Lot Number: 196

(Interruptions and Accidents) Commercial  airmail, double interrupted flight KENYA TO NORTHERN RHODESIA, NAIROBI TO  BROKEN HILL Imperial Airways Africa Southbound service #54 ?City of Baghdad? which left Nairobi two days late on ds 18/3 arriving late at Broken Hill bs 20/3. At Brindisi the 'Satyrus' flying boat departure had been delayed for one day (reason unknown), and the 'City of Arundel' was delayed one day at Aswan due to engine trouble. RATED 45cts.

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Date:1932, Mar 16
Est. price: £65.00
Category: Interruptions and Accidents
Covers with flight, route, and postage details (ex Proud archives) supplemented with data from Wingent's monographs on IAW Aircraft Movements 1927-1939.

Description: Commercial airmail, double interrupted flight KENYA TO NORTHERN RHODESIA, NAIROBI TO BROKEN HILL Imperial Airways Africa Southbound service #54 ?City of Baghdad? which left Nairobi two days late on ds 18/3 arriving late at Broken Hill bs 20/3. At Brindisi the 'Satyrus' flying boat departure had been delayed for one day (reason unknown), and the 'City of Arundel' was delayed one day at Aswan due to engine trouble. RATED 45cts.
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Lot Number: 197

(Interruptions and Accidents) Interrupted flight, UK to South Africa, LONDON TO CAPE TOWN, by Imperial Airways Africa southbound AS69 which left London 22/6, arrived Cape Town one day late on 4/6 , and delivered Cape Tech College 5/7 (college chop hs). Plain airmail etiquette cover RATED 1/-. Carried Scipio flying boat to Cairo, C.Arundel to Khartoum, C.Stonehenge to Mbeya via Malakal (one day late, cause unknown) and C. Cape Town/C.Jodhpur to Cape Town, arriving one day late.

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Date:1932, Jun 21
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Interruptions and Accidents
Covers with flight, route, and postage details (ex Proud archives) supplemented with data from Wingent's monographs on IAW Aircraft Movements 1927-1939.

Description: Interrupted flight, UK to South Africa, LONDON TO CAPE TOWN, by Imperial Airways Africa southbound AS69 which left London 22/6, arrived Cape Town one day late on 4/6 , and delivered Cape Tech College 5/7 (college chop hs). Plain airmail etiquette cover RATED 1/-. Carried Scipio flying boat to Cairo, C.Arundel to Khartoum, C.Stonehenge to Mbeya via Malakal (one day late, cause unknown) and C. Cape Town/C.Jodhpur to Cape Town, arriving one day late.
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Lot Number: 198

(Interruptions and Accidents) Interrupted flight,  JOHANNESBURG to LEIPZIG, delayed one day at Khartoum due to breakdown of City of Glasgow  causing a Short Calcutta flying boat to be employed from Khartoum to Alexandria. Cover datestamped Johannesburg 29/6 and backstamped Berlin 10/7, red Berlin C2 'Mit Luftpost' receiver and typed 'Per Airmail Via Cairo'. It was flown by service AN69 which departed to schedule on 29/6 and arrived Khartoum on 4/7. The AW Argosy City of Glasgow also arrived at Khartoum on 4/7 operating service AS70. It should have departed the next day operating service AN69 but this service did not depart until 6/7 and was operated by Short Calcutta City of Swanage flying boat, which must have been the only aircraft available as it flew right through, one day late, to Alexandria 7/7 and on by Satyrus to Athens also arriving one day late on 9/7. Then flown to Berlin by DLH.

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Date:1932, Jun 29
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Interruptions and Accidents
Covers with flight, route, and postage details (ex Proud archives) supplemented with data from Wingent's monographs on IAW Aircraft Movements 1927-1939.

Description: Interrupted flight, JOHANNESBURG to LEIPZIG, delayed one day at Khartoum due to breakdown of City of Glasgow causing a Short Calcutta flying boat to be employed from Khartoum to Alexandria. Cover datestamped Johannesburg 29/6 and backstamped Berlin 10/7, red Berlin C2 'Mit Luftpost' receiver and typed 'Per Airmail Via Cairo'. It was flown by service AN69 which departed to schedule on 29/6 and arrived Khartoum on 4/7. The AW Argosy City of Glasgow also arrived at Khartoum on 4/7 operating service AS70. It should have departed the next day operating service AN69 but this service did not depart until 6/7 and was operated by Short Calcutta City of Swanage flying boat, which must have been the only aircraft available as it flew right through, one day late, to Alexandria 7/7 and on by Satyrus to Athens also arriving one day late on 9/7. Then flown to Berlin by DLH.
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Lot Number: 199

(Interruptions and Accidents) Interrupted flight, South Africa To USA, CAPE TOWN TO NEW YORK by Imperial Airways Africa Northbound service AN90 which left CapeTown 23/11 on C.Karachi arriving Croydon 4/12, then by sea to New York, 14/12 private dated receiver. Plain cover, airmail etiquette annulled by red double bar Jusqu'a applied in London, RATED 1/3. The City of Stonehaven flying boat, having departed Juba to schedule on 28/11 should have arrived at Khartoum the same day. However, she made an unscheduled overnight stop at Kosti (reason unknown) and did not reach Khartoum until the following morning. Here the service was taken over by the AW Argosy City of Arundel, arriving at Wadi Halfa on 30/11 and on to Cairo 30/11. Thereafter Scipio continued the service to schedule.

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Date:1932, Nov 23
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Interruptions and Accidents
Covers with flight, route, and postage details (ex Proud archives) supplemented with data from Wingent's monographs on IAW Aircraft Movements 1927-1939.

Description: Interrupted flight, South Africa To USA, CAPE TOWN TO NEW YORK by Imperial Airways Africa Northbound service AN90 which left CapeTown 23/11 on C.Karachi arriving Croydon 4/12, then by sea to New York, 14/12 private dated receiver. Plain cover, airmail etiquette annulled by red double bar Jusqu'a applied in London, RATED 1/3. The City of Stonehaven flying boat, having departed Juba to schedule on 28/11 should have arrived at Khartoum the same day. However, she made an unscheduled overnight stop at Kosti (reason unknown) and did not reach Khartoum until the following morning. Here the service was taken over by the AW Argosy City of Arundel, arriving at Wadi Halfa on 30/11 and on to Cairo 30/11. Thereafter Scipio continued the service to schedule.
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Lot Number: 200

(Interruptions and Accidents) Interrupted flight, South Africa to Germany, JOHANNESBURG TO WURZEN. By Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN97 which left Johannesburg 12/1 and arrived, one day late in London, on 23/1. Then flown to Berlin the same day (23/1 arrival ds). Plain cover, typed 'per Air Mail/via Cairo/Imperial Airways', RATED 1/- for air rate. After departing Kisumu to schedule at 12.05 on the 15th, the Calcutta flying boat City of Swanage landed at 16.55 at the emergency landing ground at Masindi, Uganda, and remained there overnight. The reason for the call is not known. The service then operated one day late, arriving Croydon on the 23rd.

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Date:1933, Jan 11
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Interruptions and Accidents
Covers with flight, route, and postage details (ex Proud archives) supplemented with data from Wingent's monographs on IAW Aircraft Movements 1927-1939.

Description: Interrupted flight, South Africa to Germany, JOHANNESBURG TO WURZEN. By Imperial Airways Africa northbound service AN97 which left Johannesburg 12/1 and arrived, one day late in London, on 23/1. Then flown to Berlin the same day (23/1 arrival ds). Plain cover, typed 'per Air Mail/via Cairo/Imperial Airways', RATED 1/- for air rate. After departing Kisumu to schedule at 12.05 on the 15th, the Calcutta flying boat City of Swanage landed at 16.55 at the emergency landing ground at Masindi, Uganda, and remained there overnight. The reason for the call is not known. The service then operated one day late, arriving Croydon on the 23rd.
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