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Lot Number: 201

(GB External) The first air letter service using Avro Lancaster aircraft inaugurated on 24/8 and flown London to Sydney, bs 4/9. SIGNED by MacMaster who was the pilot from Colombo to Perth. AAMC 977.

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Date: 1944, Aug 24
Est. price: £100.00
Category: GB External

Description: The first air letter service using Avro Lancaster aircraft inaugurated on 24/8 and flown London to Sydney, bs 4/9. SIGNED by MacMaster who was the pilot from Colombo to Perth. AAMC 977.
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Lot Number: 202

(GB External) FIRST QANTAS LANCASTRIAN service, England to Australia, Hurn (British Airways Dispatch) to Sydney, 10/6 arrival ds on front, SIGNED Captains O.F.Y.Thomas and K.G.Jackson. AAMC #1008.

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Date: 1945, Jun 7
Est. price: £60.00
Category: GB External

Description: FIRST QANTAS LANCASTRIAN service, England to Australia, Hurn (British Airways Dispatch) to Sydney, 10/6 arrival ds on front, SIGNED Captains O.F.Y.Thomas and K.G.Jackson. AAMC #1008.
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Lot Number: 203

(GB External) Qantas reopening England-Australia Empire Air Route, London to Sydney, bs 10/4, GB KG VI 6d air letter, red typed overprint, SIGNED by Qantas captains for various stages H.G. MILLS, K.G. JACKSON AND R.O. MANT.  AAMC 1039b.

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Date: 1946, Apr 6
Est. price: £80.00
Category: GB External

Description: Qantas reopening England-Australia Empire Air Route, London to Sydney, bs 10/4, GB KG VI 6d air letter, red typed overprint, SIGNED by Qantas captains for various stages H.G. MILLS, K.G. JACKSON AND R.O. MANT. AAMC 1039b.
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Lot Number: 204

(GB Internal) Coronation Aerial Post, public mail, dark brown J.& J. Colman Ltd trade advertisement London to Windsor card, addressed to Hendon, correctly rated 1/2d, posted from London, cancelled die number 5. Fine. Image.

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Date: 1911, Sep 9
Est. price: £70.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Coronation Aerial Post, public mail, dark brown J.& J. Colman Ltd trade advertisement London to Windsor card, addressed to Hendon, correctly rated 1/2d, posted from London, cancelled die number 5. Fine. Image.
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Lot Number: 205

(GB Internal) Stamp Collecting Aerial souvenir card (facsimile of Mulready envelope) flown by Hugh Vallency from Marquise to Lympne, verso verso APO S.20 (France) dispatch cds and violet '7029' CENSOR MARK. Scarce, Newall 18.07.

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Date: 1918, Dec 10
Est. price: £45.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Stamp Collecting Aerial souvenir card (facsimile of Mulready envelope) flown by Hugh Vallency from Marquise to Lympne, verso verso APO S.20 (France) dispatch cds and violet '7029' CENSOR MARK. Scarce, Newall 18.07.
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Lot Number: 206

(GB Internal) Stamp Collecting Aerial souvenir card (facsimile of Mulready envelope) flown by Hugh Vallency from Marquise to Lympne, verso Le Peletier (France) dispatch cds and violet '7029' censor cachet. Scarce, Newall 18.07.

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Date: 1919, Mar 3
Est. price: £45.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Stamp Collecting Aerial souvenir card (facsimile of Mulready envelope) flown by Hugh Vallency from Marquise to Lympne, verso Le Peletier (France) dispatch cds and violet '7029' censor cachet. Scarce, Newall 18.07.
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Lot Number: 207

(GB Internal) GWR Unofficial Airmail, Cardiff -Teignmouth, black/green prepaid newspaper parcel stamp cancelled purple double line square cachet "Cardiff General, GWR 12 Apr 1933", POA Teignmouth 12.15pm/12 Apr/1933 cds. Redgrove's type A2, see p10, Great Western Air Service.

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Date: 1933, Apr 12
Est. price: £60.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: GWR Unofficial Airmail, Cardiff -Teignmouth, black/green prepaid newspaper parcel stamp cancelled purple double line square cachet "Cardiff General, GWR 12 Apr 1933", POA Teignmouth 12.15pm/12 Apr/1933 cds. Redgrove's type A2, see p10, Great Western Air Service.
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Lot Number: 208

(GB Internal) F/F Great Western Railway daily air service, Plymouth to Birmingham, 22/5 arrival cds, plain cover franked GWR 3d Airway label tied green 'Plymouth North Road/15 May 1933/GWR' canc, small mail. Faint non invasive vertical crease, see scan.

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Date: 1933, May 15
Est. price: £30.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: F/F Great Western Railway daily air service, Plymouth to Birmingham, 22/5 arrival cds, plain cover franked GWR 3d Airway label tied green 'Plymouth North Road/15 May 1933/GWR' canc, small mail. Faint non invasive vertical crease, see scan.
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Lot Number: 209

(GB Internal) International Airlines/Western Air Express, Plymouth to London. Scarce late usage of short lived service, plain cover franked 1 1/2d cancelled on arrival in London 3 Sep 33, black/yellow 'IA/Western Air Express' stamp tied by purple oval "International Airlines/3 Sep 1933/Plymouth" cachet. "This service was poorly advertised and short lived. Relatively few covers were carried and none are common. Covers exist carried on 24, 25 and 26 August and 1 Sept, 1933. Covers carried on other dates may exist but I have not seen any". See Redgrove p18.See 351/88/g, p154, British Air Mails, N.C.Baldwyn.

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Date: 1933, Sep 3
Est. price: £65.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: International Airlines/Western Air Express, Plymouth to London. Scarce late usage of short lived service, plain cover franked 1 1/2d cancelled on arrival in London 3 Sep 33, black/yellow 'IA/Western Air Express' stamp tied by purple oval "International Airlines/3 Sep 1933/Plymouth" cachet. "This service was poorly advertised and short lived. Relatively few covers were carried and none are common. Covers exist carried on 24, 25 and 26 August and 1 Sept, 1933. Covers carried on other dates may exist but I have not seen any". See Redgrove p18.See 351/88/g, p154, British Air Mails, N.C.Baldwyn.
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Lot Number: 210

(GB Internal) Provincial Airways Ltd, inauguration of the third GB Internal Airmail Service, " West Country Air Service", London to Plymouth, 3d orange bi-coloured vignette tied by Southampton 25 Nov 1933 machine cancel applied on arrival, framed "First Flight" cachet, plain cover. The service operated for six days only. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

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Date: 1933, Nov 25
Est. price: £20.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Provincial Airways Ltd, inauguration of the third GB Internal Airmail Service, " West Country Air Service", London to Plymouth, 3d orange bi-coloured vignette tied by Southampton 25 Nov 1933 machine cancel applied on arrival, framed "First Flight" cachet, plain cover. The service operated for six days only. Francis Field authentication hs verso.
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Lot Number: 211

(GB Internal) Orcadian envelope Type 1 'First Air Mail From/the Orkney Islands' advertising envelope produced by the Orcadian Newspaper flown on the Highland Airways first flight from Kirkwall to Inverness, and onward to London, franked 1 1/2d, good strike Kirkwall/11.15am/29 MY/1934. Image.

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Date: 1934, May 29
Est. price: £65.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Orcadian envelope Type 1 'First Air Mail From/the Orkney Islands' advertising envelope produced by the Orcadian Newspaper flown on the Highland Airways first flight from Kirkwall to Inverness, and onward to London, franked 1 1/2d, good strike Kirkwall/11.15am/29 MY/1934. Image.
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Lot Number: 212

(GB Internal) Cover flown on Zucker's first trial rocket flight on the Sussex Downs, bearing blue 1934 Apex vignette overprinted red 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: £45.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Cover flown on Zucker's first trial rocket flight on the Sussex Downs, bearing blue 1934 Apex vignette overprinted red 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: 213

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, an exceedingly rare first flight cover to Cowes Isle of Wight 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 receiving theCowes 21 Aug backstamp. 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: £150.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Railway Air Service, an exceedingly rare first flight cover to Cowes Isle of Wight 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 receiving theCowes 21 Aug backstamp. 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: 214

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, postcard flown from Liverpool to Cowes, bs 24/9, franked FDI GV 1d photogravure stamp. Cards are uncommon.

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Date: 1934, Sep 24
Est. price: £18.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Railway Air Service, postcard flown from Liverpool to Cowes, bs 24/9, franked FDI GV 1d photogravure stamp. Cards are uncommon.
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Lot Number: 215

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, new timetable, Liverpool replaces Manchester and Birmingham, first direct flight Liverpool to Belfast, airmail etiquette cover posted on arrival, franked 1 1/2d canc Belfast/1 Nov/34 cds, also fine boxed purple 'Railway Air Service 3d paid' and 'Liverpool, Lime St' and 'First Flight' cachets applied in Liverpool. This was the first time that Liverpool was put into regular aerial communication with Scotland and Ireland.

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Date: 1934, Nov 1
Est. price: £20.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Railway Air Service, new timetable, Liverpool replaces Manchester and Birmingham, first direct flight Liverpool to Belfast, airmail etiquette cover posted on arrival, franked 1 1/2d canc Belfast/1 Nov/34 cds, also fine boxed purple 'Railway Air Service 3d paid' and 'Liverpool, Lime St' and 'First Flight' cachets applied in Liverpool. This was the first time that Liverpool was put into regular aerial communication with Scotland and Ireland.
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Lot Number: 216

(GB Internal) Highland Airways F/F Wick to Kirkwall, three line arrival confirmation date stamp and departure post mark both tying special red/blue vignette, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, canc Wick cds. Most unusual for vignette to be cancelled by depart and arrival marks. Image.

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Date: 1934, Dec 1
Est. price: £25.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Highland Airways F/F Wick to Kirkwall, three line arrival confirmation date stamp and departure post mark both tying special red/blue vignette, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, canc Wick cds. Most unusual for vignette to be cancelled by depart and arrival marks. Image.
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Lot Number: 217

(GB Internal) RAS covers (2) commemorating the end of RAS Railex. A reg (label) cover Liverpool-Glasow franked 4 1/2d and an ordinary cover London-Glasgow, franked 1 1/2d both posted on 3/2/36, the last date before the termination of the RAS Railex service. Both addressed to the noted aviation collector, Dr G Joseph, Glasgow. The rules applying at that time stated that registered covers had to be sent by the fastest route, so it is likely that the registered cover was flown.Neither cover went by Railex.

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Date: 1936, Feb 3
Est. price: £25.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: RAS covers (2) commemorating the end of RAS Railex. A reg (label) cover Liverpool-Glasow franked 4 1/2d and an ordinary cover London-Glasgow, franked 1 1/2d both posted on 3/2/36, the last date before the termination of the RAS Railex service. Both addressed to the noted aviation collector, Dr G Joseph, Glasgow. The rules applying at that time stated that registered covers had to be sent by the fastest route, so it is likely that the registered cover was flown.Neither cover went by Railex.
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Lot Number: 218

(GB Internal) North Eastern Airways, F/F Bradford to London, two Croydon circular receivers, one purple and one blue, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, Bradford-London company vignette tied by the blue  Croydon receiver,  'North Eastern Airways Ltd'. More difficult to find. Image..

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Date: 1938, Oct 3
Est. price: £25.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: North Eastern Airways, F/F Bradford to London, two Croydon circular receivers, one purple and one blue, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, Bradford-London company vignette tied by the blue Croydon receiver, 'North Eastern Airways Ltd'. More difficult to find. Image..
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Lot Number: 219

(GB Internal) WARTIME SERVICES TO IRELAND. On 13th September 1939 all airmail services were suspended due to the declaration of war. On 1st August 1941 RAS opened a mail carrying service between Belfast and Liverpool with the addition of a 3d air fee. Hence the inclusive charge  of 5 1/2d on this cover from sent from Ballymena to Hampshire. Few such items survived - it was wartime and there were no  distinguishing marks. See Railway Air Services, John Stroud, p 72,73.

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Date: 1942, May 25
Est. price: £50.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: WARTIME SERVICES TO IRELAND. On 13th September 1939 all airmail services were suspended due to the declaration of war. On 1st August 1941 RAS opened a mail carrying service between Belfast and Liverpool with the addition of a 3d air fee. Hence the inclusive charge of 5 1/2d on this cover from sent from Ballymena to Hampshire. Few such items survived - it was wartime and there were no distinguishing marks. See Railway Air Services, John Stroud, p 72,73.
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Lot Number: 220

(GB Internal) Stornaway to Glasgow, cover bearing the new 'British European Airways' cachet introduced when BEA took over this service from Scottish Airways on 20/2/47 and which replaced the previous 'Scottish Airways' cachet. No datestamp, but 'Stornoway/BAM 726/Glasgow/Fef 1947' is written in Francis Field's hand on the back and is addressed to Miss M Baldwin (? NC Baldwin), Birmingham. So a likely first day use of new cachet. Covers bearing this cachet are scarce.

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Date: 1947, Feb 20
Est. price: £40.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Stornaway to Glasgow, cover bearing the new 'British European Airways' cachet introduced when BEA took over this service from Scottish Airways on 20/2/47 and which replaced the previous 'Scottish Airways' cachet. No datestamp, but 'Stornoway/BAM 726/Glasgow/Fef 1947' is written in Francis Field's hand on the back and is addressed to Miss M Baldwin (? NC Baldwin), Birmingham. So a likely first day use of new cachet. Covers bearing this cachet are scarce.
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Lot Number: 221

(GB Internal) F/F All Up Service between N. Ireland and Great Britain, Belfast to Liverpool, BEA ?All-up Service? cover.

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Date: 1947, Sep 28
Est. price: £12.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: F/F All Up Service between N. Ireland and Great Britain, Belfast to Liverpool, BEA ?All-up Service? cover.
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Lot Number: 222

(GB Internal) F/F Irish Sea Night mail, Manchester to Belfast,bs 13/3, franked 2 1/2d tied by boxed violet rectangular 'Irish Sea Night Air Mail Services' flight cachet, BEA.

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Date: 1951, Mar 12
Est. price: £10.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: F/F Irish Sea Night mail, Manchester to Belfast,bs 13/3, franked 2 1/2d tied by boxed violet rectangular 'Irish Sea Night Air Mail Services' flight cachet, BEA.
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Lot Number: 223

(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: £20.00
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: 224

(GB Internal) Commemorative cover with red cachet marking the inauguration of the Birmingham Air Terminal at the Civic Centre, opened by Lord Douglas of Kirrteside. Scarce, but likely unflown

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Date: 1951, Oct 30
Est. price: £10.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Commemorative cover with red cachet marking the inauguration of the Birmingham Air Terminal at the Civic Centre, opened by Lord Douglas of Kirrteside. Scarce, but likely unflown
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Lot Number: 225

(GB Internal) BEA increase air letter rate to 8d, umm set of 3, two original B&W PPC's showing BEA 'Elizabethan' class, and 'Viscount' Discovery class in flight. Also BEA circular 'Silver Wing Service' baggage label.
All nicely laid out on a one page display card.

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Date: 1953, Nov 25
Est. price: £12.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: BEA increase air letter rate to 8d, umm set of 3, two original B&W PPC's showing BEA 'Elizabethan' class, and 'Viscount' Discovery class in flight. Also BEA circular 'Silver Wing Service' baggage label. All nicely laid out on a one page display card.
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Lot Number: 226

(GB Internal) First day BEA 8d crest in shield label, official cover flown Birmingham-London, franked QEII 2 1/2d, 8d label tied by BEA Birmingham dated depart cachet, posted on arrival in London.

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Date: 1953, Nov 25
Est. price: £8.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: First day BEA 8d crest in shield label, official cover flown Birmingham-London, franked QEII 2 1/2d, 8d label tied by BEA Birmingham dated depart cachet, posted on arrival in London.
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Lot Number: 227

(GB Internal) First day BEA 8d crest in shield label, official cover flown London-Guernsey, franked QEII 2 1/2d, 8d label tied by BEA London dated depart cachet, posted on arrival.

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Date: 1953, Nov 25
Est. price: £8.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: First day BEA 8d crest in shield label, official cover flown London-Guernsey, franked QEII 2 1/2d, 8d label tied by BEA London dated depart cachet, posted on arrival.
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Lot Number: 228

(GB Internal) First day BEA 8d crest in shield label, official cover flown London-Jersey, franked QEII 2 1/2d, 8d label tied by BEA London dated depart cachet, posted on arrival.

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Date: 1953, Nov 25
Est. price: £8.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: First day BEA 8d crest in shield label, official cover flown London-Jersey, franked QEII 2 1/2d, 8d label tied by BEA London dated depart cachet, posted on arrival.
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Lot Number: 229

(GB Internal) British European Airways letter labels, sixth issue, 27th June 1954, official cover flown Glasgow to London bearing the set of 3 air letter stamps, also unmounted mint set of three 10d, 1/5d and 2/2d.

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Date: 1954, Jun 27
Est. price: £25.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: British European Airways letter labels, sixth issue, 27th June 1954, official cover flown Glasgow to London bearing the set of 3 air letter stamps, also unmounted mint set of three 10d, 1/5d and 2/2d.
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Lot Number: 230

(GB Internal) Belfast to London, official cover franked FDI BEA 9d, cachet "Increase in Airway Letter Rate/ 1 Sept 1954", POA, BEA.

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Date: 1954, Sep 1
Est. price: £10.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Belfast to London, official cover franked FDI BEA 9d, cachet "Increase in Airway Letter Rate/ 1 Sept 1954", POA, BEA.
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Lot Number: 231

(GB Internal) London to Southampton, official cover franked FDI BEA 9d, cachet "Increase in Airway Letter Rate/ 1 Sept 1954", POA, BEA, carried by helicopter..

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Date: 1954, Sep 1
Est. price: £12.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: London to Southampton, official cover franked FDI BEA 9d, cachet "Increase in Airway Letter Rate/ 1 Sept 1954", POA, BEA, carried by helicopter..
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Lot Number: 232

(GB Internal) Kirkwall to London, official cover franked FDI BEA 9d, cachet "Increase in Airway Letter Rate/ 1 Sept 1954", POA, BEA.

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Date: 1954, Sep 2
Est. price: £8.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Kirkwall to London, official cover franked FDI BEA 9d, cachet "Increase in Airway Letter Rate/ 1 Sept 1954", POA, BEA.
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Lot Number: 233

(GB Internal) Railway Strike Mail, cover fown fom Linton on Ouse to Northolt, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 2 1/2d canc Brighouse/11 Jne.1955/ Yorkshire'.Scarce, ex Stratton. The route is confirmed in Francis Field's hand verso. Also included is a 350 word article 'Railway Strike 1955' with info on the four emergency mail routes and a map reprinted from 'The Aero Field'.

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Date: 1955, Jun 11
Est. price: £60.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Railway Strike Mail, cover fown fom Linton on Ouse to Northolt, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 2 1/2d canc Brighouse/11 Jne.1955/ Yorkshire'.Scarce, ex Stratton. The route is confirmed in Francis Field's hand verso. Also included is a 350 word article 'Railway Strike 1955' with info on the four emergency mail routes and a map reprinted from 'The Aero Field'.
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Lot Number: 234

(GB Internal) Birmingham to Leicester, official cover carried on second day of new service, franked BEA 10d, cachet "By Helicopter Service", POA, BEA.

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Date: 1956, Jul 3
Est. price: £8.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Birmingham to Leicester, official cover carried on second day of new service, franked BEA 10d, cachet "By Helicopter Service", POA, BEA.
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Lot Number: 235

(GB Internal) Nottingham to Birmingham, official cover carried on second day of new service, franked BEA 10d, cachet "By Helicopter Service", POA, BEA.

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Date: 1956, Jul 3
Est. price: £8.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Nottingham to Birmingham, official cover carried on second day of new service, franked BEA 10d, cachet "By Helicopter Service", POA, BEA.
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Lot Number: 236

(GB Internal) British European Airways Airways letter labels, 9th issue. Two covers, each bearing the one shilling issue, flown from London to Jersey on the 5th of October 1961 with the company's cache and a letter stamp destination in black and in purple.

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Date: 1961, Oct 5
Est. price: £20.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: British European Airways Airways letter labels, 9th issue. Two covers, each bearing the one shilling issue, flown from London to Jersey on the 5th of October 1961 with the company's cache and a letter stamp destination in black and in purple.
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Lot Number: 237

(GB Internal) Cambrian Airways Ltd, first day of service authorised by GPO to use Air Letter labels, Belfast to Liverpool,  POA 2 Dec 1964, cover bearing a one shilling Air Letter stamp handstamped with the Cambrian Airways departure cachet in blue.

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Date: 1964, Dec 2
Est. price: £20.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Cambrian Airways Ltd, first day of service authorised by GPO to use Air Letter labels, Belfast to Liverpool, POA 2 Dec 1964, cover bearing a one shilling Air Letter stamp handstamped with the Cambrian Airways departure cachet in blue.
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Lot Number: 238

(Gold Coast) Elders Colonial Airways, experimental survey flight, Accra to Lagos, bs 14/7, pale grey airmail etiquette cover, franked 6d, canc Accra cds, typed "Per First (Experimental) Inter-Colonial Air Mail/Lagos-Accra". Official mail, but the flight was not advertised, so only a small mail was carried (ref Porter). Ex Porter, album page #35, see West African Airmails, The McCaig and Porter Collections, Priddy, B., West Africa Study Circle, 2002.

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Date: 1937, Aug 13
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Gold Coast

Description: Elders Colonial Airways, experimental survey flight, Accra to Lagos, bs 14/7, pale grey airmail etiquette cover, franked 6d, canc Accra cds, typed "Per First (Experimental) Inter-Colonial Air Mail/Lagos-Accra". Official mail, but the flight was not advertised, so only a small mail was carried (ref Porter). Ex Porter, album page #35, see West African Airmails, The McCaig and Porter Collections, Priddy, B., West Africa Study Circle, 2002.
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Lot Number: 239

(Gold Coast) Crash cover en route from Gold Coast to London rescued from the Air France Dewoitine 388 which crashed in the Pyrenees on its way from Dakar to Paris, Ni380323. This cover is interesting, not only due to its intrinsic value as a crash cover, but also because it is a scarce example of the use of an alternative route for airmail from the Gold Coast to England. Plain registered (label) envelope franked 1/- plus ANO (likely 6d) which has been washed of, cancelled scarce 'Lagoon Road-Sekondi' cds, violet 'Correspondence Avion/Retardee et Deteriore/Par Suite L'Aident Gerien/Survenue Le' accident cachet, French 'Postes et Telegraphs' labels round the edges and few pale burn marks. Also a 'Too Late' annotation, hence the blank blue/white registration label. Likely a 'one off' Gold Coast or British West Africa item, hence the high estimate.

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Date: 1938, Mar 23
Est. price: £175.00
Category: Gold Coast

Description: Crash cover en route from Gold Coast to London rescued from the Air France Dewoitine 388 which crashed in the Pyrenees on its way from Dakar to Paris, Ni380323. This cover is interesting, not only due to its intrinsic value as a crash cover, but also because it is a scarce example of the use of an alternative route for airmail from the Gold Coast to England. Plain registered (label) envelope franked 1/- plus ANO (likely 6d) which has been washed of, cancelled scarce 'Lagoon Road-Sekondi' cds, violet 'Correspondence Avion/Retardee et Deteriore/Par Suite L'Aident Gerien/Survenue Le' accident cachet, French 'Postes et Telegraphs' labels round the edges and few pale burn marks. Also a 'Too Late' annotation, hence the blank blue/white registration label. Likely a 'one off' Gold Coast or British West Africa item, hence the high estimate.
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Lot Number: 240

(Gold Coast) Early World War II censored registered (label) airmail to England, no arrival ds, correctly rated 1/6d (1/3d for new wartime airmail rate + 3d registration), franked Asamankese cds, red hexagonal boxed "Passed By Censor/Gold Coast/6" censor mark on front. Flown on Elders AW Takoradi-Lagos service, and OAT by BOAC to destination via Khartoum, Cairo and Southampton. Uncommon origin.

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Date: 1939, Nov 11
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Gold Coast

Description: Early World War II censored registered (label) airmail to England, no arrival ds, correctly rated 1/6d (1/3d for new wartime airmail rate + 3d registration), franked Asamankese cds, red hexagonal boxed "Passed By Censor/Gold Coast/6" censor mark on front. Flown on Elders AW Takoradi-Lagos service, and OAT by BOAC to destination via Khartoum, Cairo and Southampton. Uncommon origin.
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Lot Number: 241

(Gold Coast) World War II airmail, F/F Accra to Conkary, 9/6 arrival ds on front, CARRIED ON THE RESUMED AEROMARITIME FRENCH GUINEA-LAGOS SERVICE, printed' Par Avion' corner cover, franked 1/3d, canc Accra cds, black boxed "Un Seul/But/La/Victoire" cachet. Mail on the outward flight left Conakry on 21/5 and called at Accra on 23/5 and reached Lagos on 25/5. A SUPER WARTIME ITEM. A SIMILAR ITEM IS ILLUSTRATED ON P138, of West African Airmails,The McCaig and Porter Collections, Priddy, B., West Africa Study Circle, 2002.

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Date: 1943, May 29
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Gold Coast

Description: World War II airmail, F/F Accra to Conkary, 9/6 arrival ds on front, CARRIED ON THE RESUMED AEROMARITIME FRENCH GUINEA-LAGOS SERVICE, printed' Par Avion' corner cover, franked 1/3d, canc Accra cds, black boxed "Un Seul/But/La/Victoire" cachet. Mail on the outward flight left Conakry on 21/5 and called at Accra on 23/5 and reached Lagos on 25/5. A SUPER WARTIME ITEM. A SIMILAR ITEM IS ILLUSTRATED ON P138, of West African Airmails,The McCaig and Porter Collections, Priddy, B., West Africa Study Circle, 2002.
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Lot Number: 242

(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: £18.00
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: 243

(Greece) F/F Aero Espresso Italiana Brindisi-Athens-Istanbul service, airmail cover franked 1L45 canc Brindisi cds, athens 2/8 arrival cds on front, written up and displayed on album page.also including attractive multicoloured AEI 'winged Mercury' advertising label. See scan.

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Date: 1926, Aug 1
Est. price: £70.00
Category: Greece

Description: F/F Aero Espresso Italiana Brindisi-Athens-Istanbul service, airmail cover franked 1L45 canc Brindisi cds, athens 2/8 arrival cds on front, written up and displayed on album page.also including attractive multicoloured AEI 'winged Mercury' advertising label. See scan.
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Lot Number: 244

(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: £25.00
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: 245

(Greece) Athens to Chicago, bs 29/8, carried on F/F Suda Bay (Crete) to London, reg (label) Drosos cover, franked 15dr, SG 422, red boxed "First Airmail Flight/Suda Bay (Crete) to London", black boxed Greek airmail cachet, black st. line "By Imperial Airways" hs, Imperial Airways.

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Date: 1929, Aug 16
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Greece

Description: Athens to Chicago, bs 29/8, carried on F/F Suda Bay (Crete) to London, reg (label) Drosos cover, franked 15dr, SG 422, red boxed "First Airmail Flight/Suda Bay (Crete) to London", black boxed Greek airmail cachet, black st. line "By Imperial Airways" hs, Imperial Airways.
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Lot Number: 246

(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: £30.00
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: 247

(Greece) Imperial Airways, F/F Athens to Salisbury, bs 31/1, Sprinbok souvenir cover franked 16Dr, canc Athens 23 1 32 dispatch cds, special violet 'winged' Athens-Salisbury 235G Godden flight cachet, violet framed 'airmail' hs.

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Date: 1932, Jan 23
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Greece

Description: Imperial Airways, F/F Athens to Salisbury, bs 31/1, Sprinbok souvenir cover franked 16Dr, canc Athens 23 1 32 dispatch cds, special violet 'winged' Athens-Salisbury 235G Godden flight cachet, violet framed 'airmail' hs.
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Lot Number: 248

(Greece) Athens to New York, carried on the Aero Espresso Italiana service to Brindisi 3/6 where it would have completed the air stage of its journey, signified by a red framed Jusqu'a 'Par Avion/JUSQU'A (ms) Brindisi', then likely surface to the North America sorting office in Turin, then on to Genoa for dispatch by ship to New York, printed cover, 'imprime' hs, franked the printed matter rate of 1dr60l surface and 3dr air surcharge. Interesting cover elegantly presented on album leaf. Image.

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Date: 1933, Jun 5
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Greece

Description: Athens to New York, carried on the Aero Espresso Italiana service to Brindisi 3/6 where it would have completed the air stage of its journey, signified by a red framed Jusqu'a 'Par Avion/JUSQU'A (ms) Brindisi', then likely surface to the North America sorting office in Turin, then on to Genoa for dispatch by ship to New York, printed cover, 'imprime' hs, franked the printed matter rate of 1dr60l surface and 3dr air surcharge. Interesting cover elegantly presented on album leaf. Image.
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Lot Number: 249

(Greece) F/F Athens to Candia (Crete), printed 'EESS Greek Airlines First Flight cover franked 5D, violet boxed flight cachet, b/s, Societie Hellenique de Communications Aeriennes (Greek AL).

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Date: 1939, Apr 13
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Greece

Description: F/F Athens to Candia (Crete), printed 'EESS Greek Airlines First Flight cover franked 5D, violet boxed flight cachet, b/s, Societie Hellenique de Communications Aeriennes (Greek AL).
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Lot Number: 250

(Hawaii) FAM 14 Trans-Pacific service, F/F Honolulu to Guam, bs 27/11, cover, 10x24cm, franked 25c, official violet F/F cachet..

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Date: 1935, Nov 24
Est. price: £6.00
Category: Hawaii

Description: FAM 14 Trans-Pacific service, F/F Honolulu to Guam, bs 27/11, cover, 10x24cm, franked 25c, official violet F/F cachet..
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