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Lot Number: 351

(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: £50.00
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: 352

(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: £100.00
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: 353

(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: 354

(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: 355

(Greece) Aero Espresso Italiana, first airmail issue, set of 4, umm. Written up and displayed  on album leaf.See scan.

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Date: 1926, Oct 22
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Greece

Description: Aero Espresso Italiana, first airmail issue, set of 4, umm. Written up and displayed on album leaf.See scan.
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Lot Number: 356

(Greece) Aero Espresso Italiana, Patras to USA, bs New York 29/8 carried on F/F revised route Patras to Brindisi, bs 20/8 via Turin 22/8, registerd (abel) cover franked 13Dr (5Dr surface, 8 Dr AEI air surcharge (3D printd matter + 5Dr reg). Turin was distribution centre for USA-Italy mail, from where it would have been forwarded to Genoa to await carriage to USA by ship. Nice item with good routing. Written up and displayed on album page.

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Date: 1929, Aug 17
Est. price: £70.00
Category: Greece

Description: Aero Espresso Italiana, Patras to USA, bs New York 29/8 carried on F/F revised route Patras to Brindisi, bs 20/8 via Turin 22/8, registerd (abel) cover franked 13Dr (5Dr surface, 8 Dr AEI air surcharge (3D printd matter + 5Dr reg). Turin was distribution centre for USA-Italy mail, from where it would have been forwarded to Genoa to await carriage to USA by ship. Nice item with good routing. Written up and displayed on album page.
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Lot Number: 357

(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: 358

(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: £75.00
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: 359

(Greece) Aero Espresso Italiana, Second Airmail issue, mnh. Written up and displayed  on album leaf.See scan.

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Date: 1933, Oct 10
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Greece

Description: Aero Espresso Italiana, Second Airmail issue, mnh. Written up and displayed on album leaf.See scan.
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Lot Number: 360

(Greece) Aero Espresso Italiana combined etiquette and tariff leaflet issued 1/11/1933, written up and displayed on album leaf. See scan.

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Date: 1933, Nov 1
Est. price: £65.00
Category: Greece

Description: Aero Espresso Italiana combined etiquette and tariff leaflet issued 1/11/1933, written up and displayed on album leaf. See scan.
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Lot Number: 361

(Hong Kong) Trans Pacific F/F FAM 14 by 'Hong Kong' then 'China' Clipper to San Francisco, bs 4/5, plain cover franked $2, 50c & 30c canc Hong Kong Airmail cds, fine strike official blue flight cachet, Pan Am.

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Date: 1937, Apr 29
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Hong Kong

Description: Trans Pacific F/F FAM 14 by 'Hong Kong' then 'China' Clipper to San Francisco, bs 4/5, plain cover franked $2, 50c & 30c canc Hong Kong Airmail cds, fine strike official blue flight cachet, Pan Am.
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Lot Number: 362

(Hong Kong) WWII uncensored 'all the way by air', Hong Kong to England, bs Tunbrdge Wells 22/4, imprint cover  franked $5.00 (sg159), canc Victoria 28 Mar 41, ms 'Via Pan American Airways and/North Atlantic Services'. Great routing, correctly franked for carriage by Pan Am FAM 14 to US, internal air services to New York, and Pan Am FAM 18 to London. Image.

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Date: 1941, Mar 28
Est. price: £60.00
Category: Hong Kong

Description: WWII uncensored 'all the way by air', Hong Kong to England, bs Tunbrdge Wells 22/4, imprint cover franked $5.00 (sg159), canc Victoria 28 Mar 41, ms 'Via Pan American Airways and/North Atlantic Services'. Great routing, correctly franked for carriage by Pan Am FAM 14 to US, internal air services to New York, and Pan Am FAM 18 to London. Image.
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Lot Number: 363

(Hungary) Budapest to Portugal, airmail cover franked 52F to passenger on board the SS Esquilino arriving at Trieste, 17/1, via Alexandria 14/1, but with onward address in Massama, Portugal, bilingual Hungarian etquette tied by two line '**********/UT JAN ADATOTTFEL' instructional cachet, Egyptian currency mark on front. Underpaid 'T' h/s with ms '53', a real puzzle. The SS Esquilino was a passenger ship belonging to the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company Ltd. Image.

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Date: 1939, Jan 11
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Hungary

Description: Budapest to Portugal, airmail cover franked 52F to passenger on board the SS Esquilino arriving at Trieste, 17/1, via Alexandria 14/1, but with onward address in Massama, Portugal, bilingual Hungarian etquette tied by two line '**********/UT JAN ADATOTTFEL' instructional cachet, Egyptian currency mark on front. Underpaid 'T' h/s with ms '53', a real puzzle. The SS Esquilino was a passenger ship belonging to the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company Ltd. Image.
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Lot Number: 364

(India) RAF Pageant Demonstration Flights, Delhi to Lahore, special 'Royal Air Force Display/Lahore/23.2.27' arrival ds, plain cover franked 1 anna canc special 'Royal Air Force Display/Delhi/23.2.27' cds.Faint ironed non invasive vertical crease.

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Date: 1927, Feb 23
Est. price: £30.00
Category: India

Description: RAF Pageant Demonstration Flights, Delhi to Lahore, special 'Royal Air Force Display/Lahore/23.2.27' arrival ds, plain cover franked 1 anna canc special 'Royal Air Force Display/Delhi/23.2.27' cds.Faint ironed non invasive vertical crease.
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Lot Number: 365

(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: £55.00
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: 366

(India) Underpaid Basra-Cairo airpost, Multan City to London, 23/3 , Basra  16/3 transit cds verso, commercial corner cover, franked India 4 annas and GB 1 1/2d postage dues  canc GB 'T' /1 1/2d F.B/London E*' cds.' also first issue of Indian Air Mail label inscribed 'Air Mail' in white on blue background,  black double ring 'By Air' hs. Nice item.

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Date: 1928, Mar 9
Est. price: £75.00
Category: India

Description: Underpaid Basra-Cairo airpost, Multan City to London, 23/3 , Basra 16/3 transit cds verso, commercial corner cover, franked India 4 annas and GB 1 1/2d postage dues canc GB 'T' /1 1/2d F.B/London E*' cds.' also first issue of Indian Air Mail label inscribed 'Air Mail' in white on blue background, black double ring 'By Air' hs. Nice item.
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Lot Number: 367

(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: £40.00
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: 368

(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: £125.00
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: 369

(India) Indo-Burma Flight, By Dutch Plane, 1st Official Mail, 1/4 anna PSC addressed to Genral Ridgeway and tied Park Street/ Calcutta, Sep 20 1928 postmark, to PSE Rangoon G.P.O. Sep 21 1928, arival cds on front. Card signed by Stephen H. Smith and carried on the Calcutta, India-Rangoon, Burma, leg of K.L.M. Royal Dutch Airlines 1st Official Experimental Airmail from Amsterdam, Netherlands to Batavia, Java, Dutch East Indies, by Captain G. A. Koppen.

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Date: 1928, Sep 20
Est. price: £185.00
Category: India

Description: Indo-Burma Flight, By Dutch Plane, 1st Official Mail, 1/4 anna PSC addressed to Genral Ridgeway and tied Park Street/ Calcutta, Sep 20 1928 postmark, to PSE Rangoon G.P.O. Sep 21 1928, arival cds on front. Card signed by Stephen H. Smith and carried on the Calcutta, India-Rangoon, Burma, leg of K.L.M. Royal Dutch Airlines 1st Official Experimental Airmail from Amsterdam, Netherlands to Batavia, Java, Dutch East Indies, by Captain G. A. Koppen.
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Lot Number: 370

(India) F/F Karachi to London, uncommon red/white/blue souvenir cover with printed "1st Flight /India-Great Britain" in red and "Indian Airways eagle and logo" printed in blue,  franked 8a canc Karachi cds tying 1929 etiquette rated scarce by Mair, black dr "By Air" hs, 'Stephen Smith' printed in blue verso.

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Date: 1929, Apr 5
Est. price: £50.00
Category: India

Description: F/F Karachi to London, uncommon red/white/blue souvenir cover with printed "1st Flight /India-Great Britain" in red and "Indian Airways eagle and logo" printed in blue, franked 8a canc Karachi cds tying 1929 etiquette rated scarce by Mair, black dr "By Air" hs, 'Stephen Smith' printed in blue verso.
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Lot Number: 371

(India) Imperial AW 4th flight Karachi to London, ms arrival 5/5 confirmation, uncommon red/white/blue PC with printed "(ms 4th) flight/ India to Great Britain/By Imperial Airways" and "Indian Airways eagle and logo" printed in dark blue, franked 7 1/2 anna canc Karachi cds, black dr "By Air" hs, signed by 'Stephen Smith' verso (not facsimile).

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Date: 1929, Apr 19
Est. price: £35.00
Category: India

Description: Imperial AW 4th flight Karachi to London, ms arrival 5/5 confirmation, uncommon red/white/blue PC with printed "(ms 4th) flight/ India to Great Britain/By Imperial Airways" and "Indian Airways eagle and logo" printed in dark blue, franked 7 1/2 anna canc Karachi cds, black dr "By Air" hs, signed by 'Stephen Smith' verso (not facsimile).
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Lot Number: 372

(India) Scarce signature, carried on third IAW flight from India to London, official OHMS envelope with embossed logo verso, from the office of the Director of Civil Aviation in India, franked 4 annas 'Service' opt on front uncancelled but tied by black double ring 'By Air' hs, also and 1anna 'Service' opt x4 verso, signed on front by Lt Col Shelmerdine who was the first Director General of Civil Aviation in India.

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Date: 1929, Apr 29
Est. price: £75.00
Category: India

Description: Scarce signature, carried on third IAW flight from India to London, official OHMS envelope with embossed logo verso, from the office of the Director of Civil Aviation in India, franked 4 annas 'Service' opt on front uncancelled but tied by black double ring 'By Air' hs, also and 1anna 'Service' opt x4 verso, signed on front by Lt Col Shelmerdine who was the first Director General of Civil Aviation in India.
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Lot Number: 373

(India) Indian State Air Service, F/F Jhodpur to Delhi, boxed Karachi-Delhi-Karachi first flight cachet, 1929 etiquete rated scarce by Mair.

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Date: 1929, Dec 30
Est. price: £15.00
Category: India

Description: Indian State Air Service, F/F Jhodpur to Delhi, boxed Karachi-Delhi-Karachi first flight cachet, 1929 etiquete rated scarce by Mair.
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Lot Number: 374

(India) Emergency Flood flight operated by the RAF on account of the floods between Sultankot and Shikapur, cover franked 1a, canc Jacobad dr. cds, addressed to Delhi, bs 30/8, carried from Jacobadad to Reti by emergency service, ms "By Emergency Air mail/Jacobadad to Reti". Signed verso 'Stephen Smith'

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Date: 1930, Aug 28
Est. price: £50.00
Category: India

Description: Emergency Flood flight operated by the RAF on account of the floods between Sultankot and Shikapur, cover franked 1a, canc Jacobad dr. cds, addressed to Delhi, bs 30/8, carried from Jacobadad to Reti by emergency service, ms "By Emergency Air mail/Jacobadad to Reti". Signed verso 'Stephen Smith'
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Lot Number: 375

(India) F/F India Transcontinental Airways, New Delhi to Cawnpore, bs 8/7, airmail etiquette cover franked 3a 3p, black framed 'Karachi-Calcutta/8 Jul.33/First Airmail' cachet front and verso.

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Date: 1933, Jul 7
Est. price: £18.00
Category: India

Description: F/F India Transcontinental Airways, New Delhi to Cawnpore, bs 8/7, airmail etiquette cover franked 3a 3p, black framed 'Karachi-Calcutta/8 Jul.33/First Airmail' cachet front and verso.
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Lot Number: 376

(India) F/F India Transcontinental Airways, New Delhi to Karachi, bs 12/7, airmail etiquette cover franked 3a 3p, black framed 'Calcutta-Karachi/11 Jul.33/First Airmail' cachet.

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Date: 1933, Jul 7
Est. price: £30.00
Category: India

Description: F/F India Transcontinental Airways, New Delhi to Karachi, bs 12/7, airmail etiquette cover franked 3a 3p, black framed 'Calcutta-Karachi/11 Jul.33/First Airmail' cachet.
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Lot Number: 377

(India) F/F Jodhpur to Cawnpore, India Transcontinental Airways, New Delhi to Johdpur bs 12/7, airmail etiquette cover franked 3a 3p, black framed 'Calcutta-Karachi/11 Jul.33/First Airmail' cachet front and verso. Stepen Smith signature verso.

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Date: 1933, Jul 7
Est. price: £25.00
Category: India

Description: F/F Jodhpur to Cawnpore, India Transcontinental Airways, New Delhi to Johdpur bs 12/7, airmail etiquette cover franked 3a 3p, black framed 'Calcutta-Karachi/11 Jul.33/First Airmail' cachet front and verso. Stepen Smith signature verso.
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Lot Number: 378

(India) F/F India Transcontinental Airways, Cawnpore to Asansol, bs 8/7, airmail etiquette cover franked 3a 3p, black framed 'Karachi-Calcutta/7 Jul.33/First Airmail' cachet front and verso.

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Date: 1933, Jul 8
Est. price: £25.00
Category: India

Description: F/F India Transcontinental Airways, Cawnpore to Asansol, bs 8/7, airmail etiquette cover franked 3a 3p, black framed 'Karachi-Calcutta/7 Jul.33/First Airmail' cachet front and verso.
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Lot Number: 379

(India) India to Indo-China, THE RAMNAD ESTATE TO SAIGON, by Air Orient weekly flight which left Calcutta 15/8 and arrived Saigon 17/8 (b/s). Airmail etiquette cover franked 7 ½ As. Uncommon origin. The estate of Ramnad was a permanently settled  estate that existed in the Madura district from 1801 to 1949,  ref Wikipedia.

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Date: 1933, Aug 10
Est. price: £50.00
Category: India

Description: India to Indo-China, THE RAMNAD ESTATE TO SAIGON, by Air Orient weekly flight which left Calcutta 15/8 and arrived Saigon 17/8 (b/s). Airmail etiquette cover franked 7 ½ As. Uncommon origin. The estate of Ramnad was a permanently settled estate that existed in the Madura district from 1801 to 1949, ref Wikipedia.
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Lot Number: 380

(India) Airmail cover India to China, AMIRA KIDAL TO SHANGHAI, by the Air Orient weekly flight which left Calcutta c26/9 and arrived Saigon 28/9 (b/s), on to Hanoi 2 /10 (b/s), delivered Shanghai 9 /11 (bs). Plain etiquette registered (label) cover addressed to the Eurasia Aviation Corporation Shanghai, ms 'By Air', franked 11 ½ As for 3 ½ A UPU rate 3A registration and 5 annas air fee to Indo-China. AMIRA KIDAL is a rare origin of great historical significance, see Wikipedia.

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Date: 1933, Sep 13
Est. price: £100.00
Category: India

Description: Airmail cover India to China, AMIRA KIDAL TO SHANGHAI, by the Air Orient weekly flight which left Calcutta c26/9 and arrived Saigon 28/9 (b/s), on to Hanoi 2 /10 (b/s), delivered Shanghai 9 /11 (bs). Plain etiquette registered (label) cover addressed to the Eurasia Aviation Corporation Shanghai, ms 'By Air', franked 11 ½ As for 3 ½ A UPU rate 3A registration and 5 annas air fee to Indo-China. AMIRA KIDAL is a rare origin of great historical significance, see Wikipedia.
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Lot Number: 381

(India) India to Indo-China, KOTTALYUR TO SAIGON, by Air Orient weekly flight which left Calcutta 26/9 and arrived Saigon 28/9 (private arrival ds). Plain etiquette cover franked 8 ½ As. Uncommon origin -Kottaiyur is a suburb of Karaikudi located in northern part of Karaikudi town in Sivaganga district of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, ref Wikipedia.

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Date: 1933, Sep 23
Est. price: £50.00
Category: India

Description: India to Indo-China, KOTTALYUR TO SAIGON, by Air Orient weekly flight which left Calcutta 26/9 and arrived Saigon 28/9 (private arrival ds). Plain etiquette cover franked 8 ½ As. Uncommon origin -Kottaiyur is a suburb of Karaikudi located in northern part of Karaikudi town in Sivaganga district of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, ref Wikipedia.
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Lot Number: 382

(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: 383

(India) Flying Boat " Coogee" Survey Flight from England to Singapore via the new route from Karachi to Calcutta,  Calcutta to Gwalior, bs 4/3, via Lashkar 3/3, airmail etiquette cover franked 2 annas, purple 'airplane' cachet ." Trial flight of Imperial Airways flying boat from Southampton to Singapore prior to the inauguration of the regular and 'All Up' services. Very fine. Image.

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Date: 1938, Feb 28
Est. price: £85.00
Category: India

Description: Flying Boat " Coogee" Survey Flight from England to Singapore via the new route from Karachi to Calcutta, Calcutta to Gwalior, bs 4/3, via Lashkar 3/3, airmail etiquette cover franked 2 annas, purple 'airplane' cachet ." Trial flight of Imperial Airways flying boat from Southampton to Singapore prior to the inauguration of the regular and 'All Up' services. Very fine. Image.
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Lot Number: 384

(Indonesia) Indonesia to Tasmania,  Laboean Hadji to Campbelltown, bs Launceston 20/4, via Melbourne transit cds, airmail etiquette cover franked 31 1/2c canc Laboean Hadji cds, ms 'By Qantas Air Mail' carried on Far East leg of England-Australia service. From scarce origin to uncommon destination.

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Date: 1935, Apr 15
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Indonesia

Description: Indonesia to Tasmania, Laboean Hadji to Campbelltown, bs Launceston 20/4, via Melbourne transit cds, airmail etiquette cover franked 31 1/2c canc Laboean Hadji cds, ms 'By Qantas Air Mail' carried on Far East leg of England-Australia service. From scarce origin to uncommon destination.
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Lot Number: 385

(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: £44.00
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: 386

(Interruptions and Accidents) TRIPLE interrupted commercial FLIGHT SOUTH AFRICA TO UK, JOHANNESBURG TO LONDON by Imperial Airways Africa northbound service #49 which left 11/2 and arrived London two days late on 23/2, and delivered 24/2  (Ministry chop). There were THREE delays on this flight causing the service to operate two days late. he first was at Mpika due to bad weather, low visibility and mechanical trouble; then a diversion to Mbalezi because Mbeya aerodrome unserviceable and finally an unscheduled overnight stop at Malakal (cause unknown). RATED 1/-.  Ref P Wingent pers comm,  and 'Movements of Aircraft on Imperial Airways African Route 1931-1939'.and 'Lloyd's List, Aircraft Movements' 14&15 Feb.

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Date:1932, Feb 10
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: TRIPLE interrupted commercial FLIGHT SOUTH AFRICA TO UK, JOHANNESBURG TO LONDON by Imperial Airways Africa northbound service #49 which left 11/2 and arrived London two days late on 23/2, and delivered 24/2 (Ministry chop). There were THREE delays on this flight causing the service to operate two days late. he first was at Mpika due to bad weather, low visibility and mechanical trouble; then a diversion to Mbalezi because Mbeya aerodrome unserviceable and finally an unscheduled overnight stop at Malakal (cause unknown). RATED 1/-. Ref P Wingent pers comm, and 'Movements of Aircraft on Imperial Airways African Route 1931-1939'.and 'Lloyd's List, Aircraft Movements' 14&15 Feb.
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Lot Number: 387

(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: 388

(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: 389

(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: 390

(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: 391

(Interruptions and Accidents) Interrupted flight, Austria to South Africa, VIENNA TO JOHANNESBURG via Trieste and Alexandria 2/1/33 transit cds. Carried by Imperial Airways Africa southbound AS92. Cover posted Vienna 30/12/32, departed Athens 4/12 on Sylvanus flying boat via service AS92 at 07.20 on 4 Dec. and arrived Jo'burg. 4 hours late on the 10th. The service departed Brindisi one day late due to bad weather and was further delayed at Mirabella, resulting in arrival at Cairo being two days late. There, further delay was caused by the need to re-sort the European mails which resulted in a letter of complaint from I.A. to the G.P.O., London, (a copy is included in this lot ). Airmail etiquette cover RATED S.2.90 for 50dr ordinary and  S2.40 double air fee. Scarce item, hard to find.

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Date:1932, Dec 30
Est. price: £85.00
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, Austria to South Africa, VIENNA TO JOHANNESBURG via Trieste and Alexandria 2/1/33 transit cds. Carried by Imperial Airways Africa southbound AS92. Cover posted Vienna 30/12/32, departed Athens 4/12 on Sylvanus flying boat via service AS92 at 07.20 on 4 Dec. and arrived Jo'burg. 4 hours late on the 10th. The service departed Brindisi one day late due to bad weather and was further delayed at Mirabella, resulting in arrival at Cairo being two days late. There, further delay was caused by the need to re-sort the European mails which resulted in a letter of complaint from I.A. to the G.P.O., London, (a copy is included in this lot ). Airmail etiquette cover RATED S.2.90 for 50dr ordinary and S2.40 double air fee. Scarce item, hard to find.
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Lot Number: 392

(Interruptions and Accidents) Interrupted flight, Austria to South Africa, VIENNA TO JOHANNESBURG via Trieste and Alexandria 7/1/33 transit cds. Cover datestamped Vienna 6/1/33, departed Croydon the 4/1 via service AS 97. It flew to schedule until Assuit 8/1, there after arriving one day late at Khartoum 10/1 (cause unknown), at Kisumu 12/1on C.Swanage flying boat , and at Cape Town 16/12 on C.Delhi. Airmail etiquette cover RATED S.2.70 for 30dr ordinary and  S2.40 double air fee.

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Date:1933, Jan 2
Est. price: £35.00
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, Austria to South Africa, VIENNA TO JOHANNESBURG via Trieste and Alexandria 7/1/33 transit cds. Cover datestamped Vienna 6/1/33, departed Croydon the 4/1 via service AS 97. It flew to schedule until Assuit 8/1, there after arriving one day late at Khartoum 10/1 (cause unknown), at Kisumu 12/1on C.Swanage flying boat , and at Cape Town 16/12 on C.Delhi. Airmail etiquette cover RATED S.2.70 for 30dr ordinary and S2.40 double air fee.
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Lot Number: 393

(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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Lot Number: 394

(Interruptions and Accidents) Germany to Tanganyika, HAMBURG TO MOSHI, carried by DLH to Berlin bs 16/6 and Athens bs 16/6. where it transferred to the Imperial Airways AS120 Africa service, thereby avoiding the 2 day delay of this service at Brindisi (see Wingent p43). It arrived in Moshi bs 22/5 only one day late because the AS120  'Satyrus' caught up one day by omitting the usual overnight stay in Athens. Airmail etiquette cover correctly rated RM1.05 for 25pf UPU plus 4x 20pf air fee. A rare item with superb routing marks and in fine condition. Ex the late Ted Proud's collection.

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Date:1933, Jun 15
Est. price: £85.00
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: Germany to Tanganyika, HAMBURG TO MOSHI, carried by DLH to Berlin bs 16/6 and Athens bs 16/6. where it transferred to the Imperial Airways AS120 Africa service, thereby avoiding the 2 day delay of this service at Brindisi (see Wingent p43). It arrived in Moshi bs 22/5 only one day late because the AS120 'Satyrus' caught up one day by omitting the usual overnight stay in Athens. Airmail etiquette cover correctly rated RM1.05 for 25pf UPU plus 4x 20pf air fee. A rare item with superb routing marks and in fine condition. Ex the late Ted Proud's collection.
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Lot Number: 395

(Interruptions and Accidents) India to Tanganyika, BOMBAY to DAR ES SALAAM, departed Karachi 14/11 on Imperial Airways westbound service IW293 arriving Cairo bs 16/11 where it transferred to IAW Africa southbound service AS194 one day late because flying boat Sylvanus was delayed at Athens by headwinds. Printed commercial cover datestamped Bombay 12/11, backstamped Cairo 16/11 and Dar es Salaam 21/11.The AS194 Brindisi-Cairo section was scheduled to be flown in one day, but after Sylvanus arrived at Athens her departure was delayed by headwinds until next morning. The service continued to run one day late until departure from Salisbury on 22/11. The cover was off-loaded at Kisumu on the 20th and was then flown to Dar es Salaam the next day by Wilson Airways' Coastal Service. A truly rare three airline item with fantastic routing, refs Wingent ,and ex the Ted Proud 
collection.

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Date:1934, Nov 12
Est. price: £85.00
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: India to Tanganyika, BOMBAY to DAR ES SALAAM, departed Karachi 14/11 on Imperial Airways westbound service IW293 arriving Cairo bs 16/11 where it transferred to IAW Africa southbound service AS194 one day late because flying boat Sylvanus was delayed at Athens by headwinds. Printed commercial cover datestamped Bombay 12/11, backstamped Cairo 16/11 and Dar es Salaam 21/11.The AS194 Brindisi-Cairo section was scheduled to be flown in one day, but after Sylvanus arrived at Athens her departure was delayed by headwinds until next morning. The service continued to run one day late until departure from Salisbury on 22/11. The cover was off-loaded at Kisumu on the 20th and was then flown to Dar es Salaam the next day by Wilson Airways' Coastal Service. A truly rare three airline item with fantastic routing, refs Wingent ,and ex the Ted Proud collection.
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Lot Number: 396

(Interruptions and Accidents) Tanganyika to Germany, OLDEANI to DRESDEN. By road to Mombasa (160 miles) via Arusha bs 19/7 and Moshi bs 21/7 where it transferred to Imperial Airways Durban northbound flying boat service DN111 (Caledonia) which left Mombasa 23/7. At Khartoum Ceres took over from Caledonia at Khartoum 25/5, but met with an accident at Wadi Halfa on 24/7 when she collided with a floating dock. Load transferred to Caledonia which then operated as a relief and flew on to Athens arriving 26/7 one day late. Transferred to DLH Athens-Berlin service arriving Dresden 26/7. Registered (label) printed commercial cover franked S1.05 for 30c registration and 75c air rate. Superb item, ex Ted Proud collection.

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Date:1938, Jul 18
Est. price: £100.00
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: Tanganyika to Germany, OLDEANI to DRESDEN. By road to Mombasa (160 miles) via Arusha bs 19/7 and Moshi bs 21/7 where it transferred to Imperial Airways Durban northbound flying boat service DN111 (Caledonia) which left Mombasa 23/7. At Khartoum Ceres took over from Caledonia at Khartoum 25/5, but met with an accident at Wadi Halfa on 24/7 when she collided with a floating dock. Load transferred to Caledonia which then operated as a relief and flew on to Athens arriving 26/7 one day late. Transferred to DLH Athens-Berlin service arriving Dresden 26/7. Registered (label) printed commercial cover franked S1.05 for 30c registration and 75c air rate. Superb item, ex Ted Proud collection.
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Lot Number: 397

(Interruptions and Accidents) Kenya to Madagascar, KILINDIN (MOMBASA) to TAMATIVE. By Imperial Airways Durban southbound flying boat service DS176 (Cambria) which left Mombasa 8/3 March. During a gale over Kroosi Bay (Northern Mozambique) all four engines cut out and Cambria forced landed. The fault was rectified and it flew on the next day arriving Mozambique Lourenco Marques airport one day late on 9/3. Transferred to Air Afrique and flown to Tananarive (Madagascar) arriving b/s 20/3, offloaded ,and on by surface to Tamative bs 21/3. Messageries Maritimes company cover with logo on flap franked 85ct for air rate. Super IAW/Air Afrique flying boat item with great routing, ex Ted Proud collection.

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Date:1939, Mar 8
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: Kenya to Madagascar, KILINDIN (MOMBASA) to TAMATIVE. By Imperial Airways Durban southbound flying boat service DS176 (Cambria) which left Mombasa 8/3 March. During a gale over Kroosi Bay (Northern Mozambique) all four engines cut out and Cambria forced landed. The fault was rectified and it flew on the next day arriving Mozambique Lourenco Marques airport one day late on 9/3. Transferred to Air Afrique and flown to Tananarive (Madagascar) arriving b/s 20/3, offloaded ,and on by surface to Tamative bs 21/3. Messageries Maritimes company cover with logo on flap franked 85ct for air rate. Super IAW/Air Afrique flying boat item with great routing, ex Ted Proud collection.
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Lot Number: 398

(Iran) F/F Tehran to Khankin (Baghdad), 6/4 arrival ds on front, Schafer B&W printed souvenir cover franked 20Ch, canc Tehran cds. Uncommon.

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Date: 1925, Apr 6
Est. price: £18.00
Category: Iran

Description: F/F Tehran to Khankin (Baghdad), 6/4 arrival ds on front, Schafer B&W printed souvenir cover franked 20Ch, canc Tehran cds. Uncommon.
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Lot Number: 399

(Iraq) Baghdad to Germany, bs Berlin/11.6.24/Templehof cds, plain cover franked 6 annas, canc Baghdad cdsm fine strike 'By Air Mail' hs.

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Date: 1924, May 29
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Iraq

Description: Baghdad to Germany, bs Berlin/11.6.24/Templehof cds, plain cover franked 6 annas, canc Baghdad cdsm fine strike 'By Air Mail' hs.
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Lot Number: 400

(Iraq) Imperial Airways England-India via Baghdad, first regular service Baghdad to Karachi, bs 6/4,  plain cover franked 4 1/2a canc. Baghdad cds, scarce purple oval cachet "Airmail/England-India Route/Baghdad/April 3, 1929/First Flight".

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Date: 1929, Apr 4
Est. price: £60.00
Category: Iraq

Description: Imperial Airways England-India via Baghdad, first regular service Baghdad to Karachi, bs 6/4, plain cover franked 4 1/2a canc. Baghdad cds, scarce purple oval cachet "Airmail/England-India Route/Baghdad/April 3, 1929/First Flight".
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