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Lot Number: 301

(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, franked 1 1/2d, canc Stromness 7.45am/29 MY/1934. Faint crumpling but, otherwise good. See image.

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Date: 1934, May 29
Est. price: £35.00
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, franked 1 1/2d, canc Stromness 7.45am/29 MY/1934. Faint crumpling but, otherwise good. See image.
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Lot Number: 302

(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, franked 1 1/2d, fine strike Kirkwall/11.15am/29 MY/1934.

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Date: 1934, May 29
Est. price: £40.00
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, franked 1 1/2d, fine strike Kirkwall/11.15am/29 MY/1934.
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Lot Number: 303

(GB Internal) Rare pilot signed Leonard's envelope, produced specifically for the first Highland Airways Orkney-Inverness air mail, and flown on the first day of this service from Kirkwall to Inverness and onward to London, franked 1 1/2d, fine strike Kirkwall/11.15am/29 MY/1934. Signed by the plot of the south-bound plane, Flying Officer EH Coleman. Closed top edge tears visible front and verso. see images. Printed by the Orkney Herald Printing Press for Leonards Stores, Kirkwall, and sold for 1/2d each. Image.

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Date: 1934, May 29
Est. price: £100.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Rare pilot signed Leonard's envelope, produced specifically for the first Highland Airways Orkney-Inverness air mail, and flown on the first day of this service from Kirkwall to Inverness and onward to London, franked 1 1/2d, fine strike Kirkwall/11.15am/29 MY/1934. Signed by the plot of the south-bound plane, Flying Officer EH Coleman. Closed top edge tears visible front and verso. see images. Printed by the Orkney Herald Printing Press for Leonards Stores, Kirkwall, and sold for 1/2d each. Image.
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Lot Number: 304

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, a rare first flight, Douglas to Birmingham via Manchester, bs Birmingham 21 Aug 34, flown to Manchester on the first day of the service, then by rail to Birmingham, an official cover franked KGV 1 1/2d and postmarked 'Douglas Isle of Man/ 10am/20 Aug 1934', typed "By Air from Isle of Man to Birmingham". According to Redgrove, p61, flown Douglas-Manchester covers are very rare due to an error made by RAS officials at Douglas, who posted the bulk of the souvenir mail after the plane had left for Manchester. These bear a 4pm postmark. Only a handful were posted in time for the flight - these are postmarked 10am. Only 10 such are known and even fewer have back stamps.

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Date: 1934, Aug 20
Est. price: £75.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Railway Air Service, a rare first flight, Douglas to Birmingham via Manchester, bs Birmingham 21 Aug 34, flown to Manchester on the first day of the service, then by rail to Birmingham, an official cover franked KGV 1 1/2d and postmarked 'Douglas Isle of Man/ 10am/20 Aug 1934', typed "By Air from Isle of Man to Birmingham". According to Redgrove, p61, flown Douglas-Manchester covers are very rare due to an error made by RAS officials at Douglas, who posted the bulk of the souvenir mail after the plane had left for Manchester. These bear a 4pm postmark. Only a handful were posted in time for the flight - these are postmarked 10am. Only 10 such are known and even fewer have back stamps.
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Lot Number: 305

(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: £200.00
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: 306

(GB Internal) Railway Air Services, F/F Southampton to Liverpool, arrival cds 22nd August 1934 on front, business postage paid envelope unfranked 'Postage /will be/paid by/Addressee'. The business reply paid envelope is unusual, only a few were flown.

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Date: 1934, Aug 20
Est. price: £20.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Railway Air Services, F/F Southampton to Liverpool, arrival cds 22nd August 1934 on front, business postage paid envelope unfranked 'Postage /will be/paid by/Addressee'. The business reply paid envelope is unusual, only a few were flown.
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Lot Number: 307

(GB Internal) RAS F/F Manchester to the Isle of Wight, uncommon 'By Britain's First Inter City Airmail' cover franked 1 1/2d, canc Manchester 20 Aug cds, overstamped by IOW arrival cds, See scan.

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

Description: RAS F/F Manchester to the Isle of Wight, uncommon 'By Britain's First Inter City Airmail' cover franked 1 1/2d, canc Manchester 20 Aug cds, overstamped by IOW arrival cds, See scan.
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Lot Number: 308

(GB Internal) Railway Air Services, Bristol to Liverpool via Birmingham, Liverpool arrival cds on front, official souvenir cover franked 1 1/2d canc Bristol cds, flown on the last day of the last flight stage from Birmingham to Liverpool,  comma violet two line 'Last Flight /Sept 29th .

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Date: 1934, Sep 29
Est. price: £20.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Railway Air Services, Bristol to Liverpool via Birmingham, Liverpool arrival cds on front, official souvenir cover franked 1 1/2d canc Bristol cds, flown on the last day of the last flight stage from Birmingham to Liverpool, comma violet two line 'Last Flight /Sept 29th .
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Lot Number: 309

(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: £25.00
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: 310

(GB Internal) Rare Highland AW last flight of the Inverness-Kirkwall experimental service which opened 29/5/34. On the 1/12/34 the service was put on a permanent basis, see Beith p8. Plain cover franked 1 1/2d, canc Inverness cds, bs Kirkwall 30/11, typed 'Inverness-Kirkwall/Nov 30, 1934/Last Day of old contract'.. Image.

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Date: 1934, Nov 30
Est. price: £50.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Rare Highland AW last flight of the Inverness-Kirkwall experimental service which opened 29/5/34. On the 1/12/34 the service was put on a permanent basis, see Beith p8. Plain cover franked 1 1/2d, canc Inverness cds, bs Kirkwall 30/11, typed 'Inverness-Kirkwall/Nov 30, 1934/Last Day of old contract'.. Image.
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Lot Number: 311

(GB Internal) Cross envelopes unused. A study of the two different types. On the Kirwall-Inverness and Inverness-KIrkwall envelopes the names are in bolder and larger type, and are separated by a single bar. On the to and from Kirkwall, and the to and from Wick envelopes the separating bars are in three sections. See image. A nice item and one for the exhibit. Image.

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Date: 1934, Dec 1
Est. price: £50.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Cross envelopes unused. A study of the two different types. On the Kirwall-Inverness and Inverness-KIrkwall envelopes the names are in bolder and larger type, and are separated by a single bar. On the to and from Kirkwall, and the to and from Wick envelopes the separating bars are in three sections. See image. A nice item and one for the exhibit. Image.
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Lot Number: 312

(GB Internal) Highland Airways F/F Inverness to Wick, official three line arrival date stamp tying special special red/blue vignette,  red/blue/ivory company envelope printed specially for this flight showing outline map North of Scotland and  map of route, franked 1 1/2d, canc Wick/1pm/1 Dec 34 cds, Around 125 of these company covers with the special vignette were carried on this flight, which also meets Redgrave's criteria for a flown cover, see p43. Image.

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Date: 1934, Dec 1
Est. price: £30.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Highland Airways F/F Inverness to Wick, official three line arrival date stamp tying special special red/blue vignette, red/blue/ivory company envelope printed specially for this flight showing outline map North of Scotland and map of route, franked 1 1/2d, canc Wick/1pm/1 Dec 34 cds, Around 125 of these company covers with the special vignette were carried on this flight, which also meets Redgrave's criteria for a flown cover, see p43. Image.
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Lot Number: 313

(GB Internal) Highland Airways F/F Kirkwall to Wick, b/s, Cross cover franked 11/2d with special red/blue vignette. "Covers bearing the vignette are considerably less common than plain covers" see Redgrove, p43. Image.

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

Description: Highland Airways F/F Kirkwall to Wick, b/s, Cross cover franked 11/2d with special red/blue vignette. "Covers bearing the vignette are considerably less common than plain covers" see Redgrove, p43. Image.
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Lot Number: 314

(GB Internal) Scarce 'Orcadian' Caithness envelope,Highland Airways F/F Wick to Kirkwall, bs,  rare grey/brick red 'Orcadian' Caithness envelope, franked 1 1/2d. See Redgrove p49. Image.

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Date: 1934, Dec 1
Est. price: £75.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Scarce 'Orcadian' Caithness envelope,Highland Airways F/F Wick to Kirkwall, bs, rare grey/brick red 'Orcadian' Caithness envelope, franked 1 1/2d. See Redgrove p49. Image.
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Lot Number: 315

(GB Internal) Accelerated service from Shetlands, first acceptance from Lerwick for the Kirkwall-Inverness airmail service, Highland AW. Printed Patrick cover as illustrated Beith p9. First official airmail to make use of steamer, rail and air services.

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Date: 1935, Mar 25
Est. price: £45.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Accelerated service from Shetlands, first acceptance from Lerwick for the Kirkwall-Inverness airmail service, Highland AW. Printed Patrick cover as illustrated Beith p9. First official airmail to make use of steamer, rail and air services.
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Lot Number: 316

(GB Internal) Scarce Leonard's 'Orkney/Inverness/Air Mail' envelope, posted Kirkwall 5/7/35 franked 1 1/2d SJ, a bit crumpled verso. See image.

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Date: 1935, Jul 5
Est. price: £20.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Scarce Leonard's 'Orkney/Inverness/Air Mail' envelope, posted Kirkwall 5/7/35 franked 1 1/2d SJ, a bit crumpled verso. See image.
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Lot Number: 317

(GB Internal) Rare ''Tait" cover printed by J.& W. Tait (Kirkwall) to promote both the new Orkney-Inverness air service, and their firm. A buff/green/grey cover with monoplane in flight, posted from Kirkwall 28/8/35, franked 1 1/2d,  addressed to Aberdeen. J&W Tait are still in business in Kirkwall as the largest car franchise, agricultural machinery and product dealer in the north of Scotland. A truly scarce item. Two Ironed vertical folds, see image.

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Date: 1935, Jul 13
Est. price: £85.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Rare ''Tait" cover printed by J.& W. Tait (Kirkwall) to promote both the new Orkney-Inverness air service, and their firm. A buff/green/grey cover with monoplane in flight, posted from Kirkwall 28/8/35, franked 1 1/2d, addressed to Aberdeen. J&W Tait are still in business in Kirkwall as the largest car franchise, agricultural machinery and product dealer in the north of Scotland. A truly scarce item. Two Ironed vertical folds, see image.
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Lot Number: 318

(GB Internal) F/F New RAS Contract following the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, first flight Belfast to Liverpool, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, bearing the Company's receiving cachet applied at Lime Street Station.  Signed by pilot Capt E.F.Finnegan.

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Date: 1935, Dec 2
Est. price: £20.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: F/F New RAS Contract following the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, first flight Belfast to Liverpool, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, bearing the Company's receiving cachet applied at Lime Street Station. Signed by pilot Capt E.F.Finnegan.
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Lot Number: 319

(GB Internal) F/F New RAS Contract following the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, first flight Glasgow to London, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, addressed to the Company offices, and bearing the Company's official green framed two line "Railway Air Services Ltd/Airway Terminus, Victoria,SW!/2 Dec 1935" receiving cachet. Signed by pilot Capt E.F.Finnegan.

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Date: 1935, Dec 2
Est. price: £20.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: F/F New RAS Contract following the expiry of the Hillman AW contract, first flight Glasgow to London, plain cover, franked 1 1/2d, addressed to the Company offices, and bearing the Company's official green framed two line "Railway Air Services Ltd/Airway Terminus, Victoria,SW!/2 Dec 1935" receiving cachet. Signed by pilot Capt E.F.Finnegan.
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Lot Number: 320

(GB Internal) British Industries Fair, registered (label) airmail cover with special Fair postmark flown to Kirkwall 27/2 via Inverness, franked 1d& 1/2d SJ and 3d ordinary. Also 8x10cm Birmingham Gazette sepia picture of busy PO counter at the Fair. Unusual item attractively presented on album leaf.

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Date: 1936, Feb 26
Est. price: £25.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: British Industries Fair, registered (label) airmail cover with special Fair postmark flown to Kirkwall 27/2 via Inverness, franked 1d& 1/2d SJ and 3d ordinary. Also 8x10cm Birmingham Gazette sepia picture of busy PO counter at the Fair. Unusual item attractively presented on album leaf.
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Lot Number: 321

(GB Internal) 'The Thurso Air Mail Mystery'. An acceptance of mail fromThurso for the accelerated service to Wick by train or omnibus then OAT by the mail carrying planes of Highland Airways. Thurso 23/11 to Kirkwall 24/11 via Wick, posted in Thurso on 23/11, then carried from Wick to Kirkwall 24/12 on the same day that Allied Airways flew the first mail from Aberdeen to Sumbrugh airport in the Shetlands, Although the Allied AW plane called at Thurso, no mail was collected because of the existing contract between the PO and Highland AW. A nice brain teaser for the judges. See Redgrove p50. Image.

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Date: 1937, Nov 23
Est. price: £40.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: 'The Thurso Air Mail Mystery'. An acceptance of mail fromThurso for the accelerated service to Wick by train or omnibus then OAT by the mail carrying planes of Highland Airways. Thurso 23/11 to Kirkwall 24/11 via Wick, posted in Thurso on 23/11, then carried from Wick to Kirkwall 24/12 on the same day that Allied Airways flew the first mail from Aberdeen to Sumbrugh airport in the Shetlands, Although the Allied AW plane called at Thurso, no mail was collected because of the existing contract between the PO and Highland AW. A nice brain teaser for the judges. See Redgrove p50. Image.
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Lot Number: 322

(GB Internal) North Eastern Airways, F/F Newcastle to Bradford, private 3/10 arrival ds, two line 'Leeds-Bradford Airport/Yeadon' receiver, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, Newcastle-London company vignette tied by black double ring company cachet 'North Eastern Airways Ltd'. More difficult to find. Image.

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Date: 1938, Oct 2
Est. price: £25.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: North Eastern Airways, F/F Newcastle to Bradford, private 3/10 arrival ds, two line 'Leeds-Bradford Airport/Yeadon' receiver, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, Newcastle-London company vignette tied by black double ring company cachet 'North Eastern Airways Ltd'. More difficult to find. Image.
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Lot Number: 323

(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: 324

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

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Date: 1938, Oct 3
Est. price: £20.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: North Eastern Airways, F/F Leeds to London, two blue Croydon circular receivers, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, Leeds-London company vignette tied by the blue Croydon receiver, 'North Eastern Airways Ltd'. Image..
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Lot Number: 325

(GB Internal) North Eastern Airways, F/F Newcastle to London, two line 'Leeds-Bradford Airport/Yeadon' receiver and  'Leeds-Bradford Airport/Yeadon' receiver, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, Newcastle-London company vignette tied by black double ring 'Croydon/North Eastern Airways Ltd' cachet.  Image.

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Date: 1938, Oct 3
Est. price: £20.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: North Eastern Airways, F/F Newcastle to London, two line 'Leeds-Bradford Airport/Yeadon' receiver and 'Leeds-Bradford Airport/Yeadon' receiver, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, Newcastle-London company vignette tied by black double ring 'Croydon/North Eastern Airways Ltd' cachet. Image.
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Lot Number: 326

(GB Internal) Guernsey Airways, F/F Southampton to Guernsey, typed five line "Airmail Service/Southampton to Guernsey/Channel Islands/inaugurated May 8th/1939", green circular "Guernsey Airways 8 May 1939" Type 5 receiver on front, plain etiquette cover franked 1 1/2d.

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Date: 1939, May 7
Est. price: £20.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Guernsey Airways, F/F Southampton to Guernsey, typed five line "Airmail Service/Southampton to Guernsey/Channel Islands/inaugurated May 8th/1939", green circular "Guernsey Airways 8 May 1939" Type 5 receiver on front, plain etiquette cover franked 1 1/2d.
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Lot Number: 327

(GB Internal) Scottish Airways F/F Glasgow to Campbeltown air mail service, bs 2/11 11.15am, company cover with logo on flap franked 1 1/2d canc Glasgow 8am, yellow/black publicity label with details of stage flown. The Company gave no advance notice of the date of the first flights, so this item is scarce. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

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Date: 1939, Oct 2
Est. price: £75.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Scottish Airways F/F Glasgow to Campbeltown air mail service, bs 2/11 11.15am, company cover with logo on flap franked 1 1/2d canc Glasgow 8am, yellow/black publicity label with details of stage flown. The Company gave no advance notice of the date of the first flights, so this item is scarce. Francis Field authentication hs verso.
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Lot Number: 328

(GB Internal) Railway Air Services, inauguration of a new service from Liverpool to Belfast, plain cover franked 5 1/2d to include air fee of  3d and inland postage of 2 1/2d, censored under wartime restrictions.  Airmail from Northern Ireland gave no advantage over surface mail.

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Date: 1941, Sep 1
Est. price: £12.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Railway Air Services, inauguration of a new service from Liverpool to Belfast, plain cover franked 5 1/2d to include air fee of 3d and inland postage of 2 1/2d, censored under wartime restrictions. Airmail from Northern Ireland gave no advantage over surface mail.
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Lot Number: 329

(GB Internal) Rare first mail carried by BEA on the new Glasgow - Outer Hebrides service, Glasgow to South Uist, bs 11 Fe 47 cds, plain cover franked 2 1/2d canc Glasgow 9 Feb , ms "By First Flight of/BEA Service/Renfrew/S.Uist/10th Feb 47". Only about 20 have been traced. A nice item in fine condition.

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Date: 1947, Feb 09
Est. price: £55.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Rare first mail carried by BEA on the new Glasgow - Outer Hebrides service, Glasgow to South Uist, bs 11 Fe 47 cds, plain cover franked 2 1/2d canc Glasgow 9 Feb , ms "By First Flight of/BEA Service/Renfrew/S.Uist/10th Feb 47". Only about 20 have been traced. A nice item in fine condition.
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Lot Number: 330

(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: £15.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Dereham to Peterborough, printed souvenir cover, BEA
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Lot Number: 331

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

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Date: 1948, Jun 1
Est. price: £6.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Peterborough to Kings Lynn, bs, printed souvenir cover, BEA
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Lot Number: 332

(GB Internal) Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Peterborough to Sheringham, bs 1/6, printed souvenir cover, BEA

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Date: 1948, Jun 1
Est. price: £30.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Inauguration first helicopter-operated public mail service, Peterborough to Sheringham, bs 1/6, printed souvenir cover, BEA
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Lot Number: 333

(GB Internal) Scilly Isles to Penzance, franked BEA 6d,11d and 1/4d all with provisional ms surcharge "plus 1d/Scillies", POA, BEA.

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Date: 1951, Oct 12
Est. price: £25.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Scilly Isles to Penzance, franked BEA 6d,11d and 1/4d all with provisional ms surcharge "plus 1d/Scillies", POA, BEA.
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Lot Number: 334

(GB Internal) Belfast to New York, mixed franking KG VI 6d air letter, posted on arrival in London canc Kensington 8 Dec/1951 airletter, also green/cream 6d BEA letter stamp with ms (+1) and 'To ms (London)'  tied by black framed 'BEA/ * Dec 1951/Belfast' hs (see Lister, p14). US violet 'Not Called For' and framed  'Undelivered for Reason Stated/Return to Sender' hs's. applied in New York. Rated 1/- overall, carried BEA to London then OAT to New York, then returned to sender. An interesting one for the exhibit. Image.

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Date: 1951, Dec 8
Est. price: £30.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Belfast to New York, mixed franking KG VI 6d air letter, posted on arrival in London canc Kensington 8 Dec/1951 airletter, also green/cream 6d BEA letter stamp with ms (+1) and 'To ms (London)' tied by black framed 'BEA/ * Dec 1951/Belfast' hs (see Lister, p14). US violet 'Not Called For' and framed 'Undelivered for Reason Stated/Return to Sender' hs's. applied in New York. Rated 1/- overall, carried BEA to London then OAT to New York, then returned to sender. An interesting one for the exhibit. Image.
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Lot Number: 335

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

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Date: 1953, Nov 25
Est. price: £10.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: First day BEA 8d crest in shield label, official cover flown Birmingham-Belfast, franked QEII 2 1/2d, 8d label tied by BEA Birmingham dated depart cachet, posted on arrival in Belfast.
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Lot Number: 336

(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: £25.00
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: 337

(GB Internal) BEA air letter rate increase, 3/7d. 4/3d and 5/2d set umm, and presentation pack mounted on album leaf. Image.

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Date: 1970, May 1
Est. price: £10.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: BEA air letter rate increase, 3/7d. 4/3d and 5/2d set umm, and presentation pack mounted on album leaf. Image.
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Lot Number: 338

(GB Internal) BEA TriStar F/F Belfast to London, bs, souvenir cover franked 7d + BA 55p air letter stamp.

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Date: 1975, Jun 2
Est. price: £12.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: BEA TriStar F/F Belfast to London, bs, souvenir cover franked 7d + BA 55p air letter stamp.
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Lot Number: 339

(Gold Coast) Aeromaritime/Air France, F/F cover from Gold Coast to England, no arrival ds, via Sekondi bs 4/3, carried from Takoradi-Dakar on the first return of the Dakar-Cotonau service, which linked with the Air France South America-Europe service, franked 1/6d, canc Accra 3/3/37 cds, violet boxed "West Coast of Africa/ Aeromaritime/1st Voyage March 1937" cachet. Although posted in Accra the cover was uploaded into a Sikorsky S38 amphibian which landed on the sea off Takoradi breakwater, on the en route for Dakar. Sekondi is only 2 miles from Takoradi.  Ex Porter, album page 32, also ex McCaig #774, and described and illustrated in West African Airmails, The McCaig and Porter Collections, Priddy, B., West Africa Study Circle, 2002. Only 7 flown on this leg.

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Date: 1937, Mar 5
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Gold Coast

Description: Aeromaritime/Air France, F/F cover from Gold Coast to England, no arrival ds, via Sekondi bs 4/3, carried from Takoradi-Dakar on the first return of the Dakar-Cotonau service, which linked with the Air France South America-Europe service, franked 1/6d, canc Accra 3/3/37 cds, violet boxed "West Coast of Africa/ Aeromaritime/1st Voyage March 1937" cachet. Although posted in Accra the cover was uploaded into a Sikorsky S38 amphibian which landed on the sea off Takoradi breakwater, on the en route for Dakar. Sekondi is only 2 miles from Takoradi. Ex Porter, album page 32, also ex McCaig #774, and described and illustrated in West African Airmails, The McCaig and Porter Collections, Priddy, B., West Africa Study Circle, 2002. Only 7 flown on this leg.
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Lot Number: 340

(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: £35.00
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: 341

(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: £400.00
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: 342

(Gold Coast) Early WWII airmail cover posted in Accra on May 15, 1940 to England,  franked 1/3d verso, red hexagonal 'Passed by Censor/6/Gold Coast' censor mark. Correctly rated 1/3d for carriage by BOAC via Khartoum and Cairo, or Aeromaritime/Air France via Dakar and Paris. Both these services terminated when Italy entered the war  in June 1940.

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Date: 1940, May 14
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Gold Coast

Description: Early WWII airmail cover posted in Accra on May 15, 1940 to England, franked 1/3d verso, red hexagonal 'Passed by Censor/6/Gold Coast' censor mark. Correctly rated 1/3d for carriage by BOAC via Khartoum and Cairo, or Aeromaritime/Air France via Dakar and Paris. Both these services terminated when Italy entered the war in June 1940.
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Lot Number: 343

(Gold Coast) WWII censored F/F, Gold Coast to USA via the all air Pan Am FAM 22 West Africa-Brazil-Miami service, Accra to New York, plain airmail etiquette cover, correctly rated 3/6d for Gold Coast-US mail, ms "Pan-American Air Mail", fine strike violet three line "First Flight/Regular Air Mail Service/GOLD COAST-USA" flight cachet, sealed buff/black 'Gold Coast/OBE' censor tape tied by red hexagonal PBC/9/Gold Coast censor mark. Carried by Pan Am to Miami, then US internal air service to final destination. A nice wartime item.

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Date: 1941, Dec 24
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Gold Coast

Description: WWII censored F/F, Gold Coast to USA via the all air Pan Am FAM 22 West Africa-Brazil-Miami service, Accra to New York, plain airmail etiquette cover, correctly rated 3/6d for Gold Coast-US mail, ms "Pan-American Air Mail", fine strike violet three line "First Flight/Regular Air Mail Service/GOLD COAST-USA" flight cachet, sealed buff/black 'Gold Coast/OBE' censor tape tied by red hexagonal PBC/9/Gold Coast censor mark. Carried by Pan Am to Miami, then US internal air service to final destination. A nice wartime item.
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Lot Number: 344

(Gold Coast) World War II censored air cover to Switzerland, plain cover franked 5/6d, typed "African/American Air Service to Switzerland/via New Yo", sealed with red/black "Passed by Censor/5/Gold Coast" censor tape, also red hexagonal ''PBC/9/Gold Coast' censor mark. Correctly rated for the "twice across the Atlantic" route - FAM22 to New York, then Pan Am back to Lisbon, then KLM/BOAC to London, see Boyle p709. A nice TransPacific and TransAtlantic item.

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Date: 1944, Dec 23
Est. price: £45.00
Category: Gold Coast

Description: World War II censored air cover to Switzerland, plain cover franked 5/6d, typed "African/American Air Service to Switzerland/via New Yo", sealed with red/black "Passed by Censor/5/Gold Coast" censor tape, also red hexagonal ''PBC/9/Gold Coast' censor mark. Correctly rated for the "twice across the Atlantic" route - FAM22 to New York, then Pan Am back to Lisbon, then KLM/BOAC to London, see Boyle p709. A nice TransPacific and TransAtlantic item.
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Lot Number: 345

(Greece) Aero Espresso Italiana S.A. pre-stamp period, Athens to Brindisi flight, 'Brindisi/29.9.26/Posta Aerea' arrival ds verso, Drossos cover, franked 40 lepta ordinary, no special airmail stamps, but with fine strike large rubber framed "Surtaxe Aerienne/Percue En/Numeraire" in violet (used only between 4th Aug and 12th Nov, 1926), also violet boxed 'Enaipios Par Avion' hs. 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: £40.00
Category: Greece

Description: Aero Espresso Italiana S.A. pre-stamp period, Athens to Brindisi flight, 'Brindisi/29.9.26/Posta Aerea' arrival ds verso, Drossos cover, franked 40 lepta ordinary, no special airmail stamps, but with fine strike large rubber framed "Surtaxe Aerienne/Percue En/Numeraire" in violet (used only between 4th Aug and 12th Nov, 1926), also violet boxed 'Enaipios Par Avion' hs. 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: 346

(Greece) Aero Espresso Istanbul-Athens-Brindisi service, Greece to Germany bs Braunschweig 20/12, via Italy (Brindisi 16/12/26 transit), franked with first three 1926 airmail values, first year use of these airmail stamps. Red German 'Mit Luftpost be furdert Flugpostampt Braunschweig' confirms it was also flown on the later stages.

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

Description: Aero Espresso Istanbul-Athens-Brindisi service, Greece to Germany bs Braunschweig 20/12, via Italy (Brindisi 16/12/26 transit), franked with first three 1926 airmail values, first year use of these airmail stamps. Red German 'Mit Luftpost be furdert Flugpostampt Braunschweig' confirms it was also flown on the later stages.
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Lot Number: 347

(Greece) Aero Espresso Italiana S.A., inauguration Brindisi-Athens-Rhodes service, F/F Athens to Simi, bs 23/3 via Rhodes 21/3, cover franked 1926  3D air and 90L ordinary, first use of purple triangular 'Athens-Syros-Dodecanese' flight cachet.. Elegantly presented on album leaf. Image.

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Date: 1930, Mar 21
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Greece

Description: Aero Espresso Italiana S.A., inauguration Brindisi-Athens-Rhodes service, F/F Athens to Simi, bs 23/3 via Rhodes 21/3, cover franked 1926 3D air and 90L ordinary, first use of purple triangular 'Athens-Syros-Dodecanese' flight cachet.. Elegantly presented on album leaf. Image.
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Lot Number: 348

(Greece) Aero Espresso Italiana S.A., inauguration Brindisi-Athens-Rhodes service, F/F Syros to Rhodes, bs 21/3, cover franked 1926  3D air and 80L ordinary, triangular red framed Athens departure hs. Elegantly presented on album leaf. Image.

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Date: 1930, Mar 21
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Greece

Description: Aero Espresso Italiana S.A., inauguration Brindisi-Athens-Rhodes service, F/F Syros to Rhodes, bs 21/3, cover franked 1926 3D air and 80L ordinary, triangular red framed Athens departure hs. Elegantly presented on album leaf. Image.
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Lot Number: 349

(Greece) Imperial Airways, F/F Athens to Broken Hill, bs 30/1, plain cover franked 14Dr, canc Athens 23 1 32 dispatch cds, fine strike special violet 'winged' Athens-Broken Hill 235A Godden flight cachet, violet framed 'airmail' hs.

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Date: 1932, Jan 23
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Greece

Description: Imperial Airways, F/F Athens to Broken Hill, bs 30/1, plain cover franked 14Dr, canc Athens 23 1 32 dispatch cds, fine strike special violet 'winged' Athens-Broken Hill 235A Godden flight cachet, violet framed 'airmail' hs.
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Lot Number: 350

(Greece) Rhodes to Bologna, 5/9, plain cover dual franked with Italian 20c ordinary and 50c air stamps and 30c Rhodes stamp, both canc Rhodes cds's, dark blue/white 'Per via Aerea/Via Brindisi/Aero Espresso Ital.' etiquette, and black two line 'Transportato per Via Aerea/Transporte Par Avion' hs (applied when government waived the air surcharge to encurage the use of air mail. Small non invasive top edge nibble, some flap damage verso, and ironed horizontal crease 2cm from lower edge. A most interesting cover elegantly presented on album leaf. Image.

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Date: 1932, Sep 2
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Greece

Description: Rhodes to Bologna, 5/9, plain cover dual franked with Italian 20c ordinary and 50c air stamps and 30c Rhodes stamp, both canc Rhodes cds's, dark blue/white 'Per via Aerea/Via Brindisi/Aero Espresso Ital.' etiquette, and black two line 'Transportato per Via Aerea/Transporte Par Avion' hs (applied when government waived the air surcharge to encurage the use of air mail. Small non invasive top edge nibble, some flap damage verso, and ironed horizontal crease 2cm from lower edge. A most interesting cover elegantly presented on album leaf. Image.
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