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Lot Number: 351

(Greece) Athens to Fort Worth, Texas, via Patras 15/2 where it completed the Aero Espresso Italiana air stage of its journey, signified by a superb red framed Jusqu'a 'Par Avion/JUSQU'A (ms) Patras', a major Greek port from which the cover would have been put on a vessel destined for the US. An interesting cover elegantly presented on album leaf. Image. Image.

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Date: 1933, Feb 13
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Greece

Description: Athens to Fort Worth, Texas, via Patras 15/2 where it completed the Aero Espresso Italiana air stage of its journey, signified by a superb red framed Jusqu'a 'Par Avion/JUSQU'A (ms) Patras', a major Greek port from which the cover would have been put on a vessel destined for the US. An interesting cover elegantly presented on album leaf. Image. Image.
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Lot Number: 352

(Greece) Athens to New York, flown as far as Brindisi, Brindisi Posta Aerea 3/6 transit cds, plain cover franked 3D 'Acropo;is' air and 2x 80l, red framed 'Par Aviion/Jusqu'a (ms) Brindisi' hand stamp. Image.

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Date: 1933, Jun 2
Est. price: £30.00
Category: Greece

Description: Athens to New York, flown as far as Brindisi, Brindisi Posta Aerea 3/6 transit cds, plain cover franked 3D 'Acropo;is' air and 2x 80l, red framed 'Par Aviion/Jusqu'a (ms) Brindisi' hand stamp. Image.
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Lot Number: 353

(Greece) Athens to England via Patras 15/10 transit cds verso, and Brindisi, plain cover franked 2dr surface + AEI 3dr air surcharge printed paper rate, superb strike red framed 'Par Avion/JUSQU'A (ms) Patras' Jusqua hs, ms 'Printed'. Ex BB Joffe collection.

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Date: 1933, Nov 15
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Greece

Description: Athens to England via Patras 15/10 transit cds verso, and Brindisi, plain cover franked 2dr surface + AEI 3dr air surcharge printed paper rate, superb strike red framed 'Par Avion/JUSQU'A (ms) Patras' Jusqua hs, ms 'Printed'. Ex BB Joffe collection.
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Lot Number: 354

(Greece) Hellenic Aerial Communications Company, F/F Athens to Heraklion, bs 13/4, airmail etiquette cover, large violet framed  flight cachet. Image.

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Date: 1939, Apr 13
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Greece

Description: Hellenic Aerial Communications Company, F/F Athens to Heraklion, bs 13/4, airmail etiquette cover, large violet framed flight cachet. Image.
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Lot Number: 355

(Guam) Pan Am pioneer Trans-Pacific service FAM 14 F/F Guam to Macao, bs, bs 28/4, official black flight cachet.

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Date: 1937, Apr 27
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Guam

Description: Pan Am pioneer Trans-Pacific service FAM 14 F/F Guam to Macao, bs, bs 28/4, official black flight cachet.
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Lot Number: 356

(Guam) PAA Pacific Clipper FAM 14-22 Flight Cover, tied 5/9/41 Guam to Singapore, black lozenge F/F censor mark, printed cachet with #C24 stamp on #10 airmail envelope and weak triangular censor 
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Date: 1941, May 9
Est. price: £18.00
Category: Guam

Description: PAA Pacific Clipper FAM 14-22 Flight Cover, tied 5/9/41 Guam to Singapore, black lozenge F/F censor mark, printed cachet with #C24 stamp on #10 airmail envelope and weak triangular censor mark. Image
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Lot Number: 357

(Guam) First clipper airmail flight Guam to Shanghai, bs.

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Date: 1947, Jun 6
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Guam

Description: First clipper airmail flight Guam to Shanghai, bs.
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Lot Number: 358

(Haiti) New York Rio and Buenos Aires Airline, F/F Port au Prince to Antigua, bs St Johns 8/3, blue double circle "Premier Vol NYRBA" cachet, plain cover,

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Date: 1930, Mar 07
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Haiti

Description: New York Rio and Buenos Aires Airline, F/F Port au Prince to Antigua, bs St Johns 8/3, blue double circle "Premier Vol NYRBA" cachet, plain cover,
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Lot Number: 359

(Hawaii) US Navy Trans Pacific trial flight, Air Squadron V-P8 first thirteen-hour round-trip from Pearl Harbour, Hawaii to Midway Island and return, piloted by the late Vice Admiral Clifton "Ziggy" Sprague". Airmail cover franked 8c air canc 'Fleet Air Base Pearl Harbour/Feb 13 1934', blue cachet on front with illustration of map of route between Honolulu and Midway with text, "Message carried by U.S.N. Air Squadron V-P8 from Pearl Harbour to Midway Island and return, app 2650 miles"; also an initialled 'Navy Base Clerk.Aircraft Base Clerk' hs. Scarce item in fine condition.

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Date: 1934, Feb 13
Est. price: £250.00
Category: Hawaii

Description: US Navy Trans Pacific trial flight, Air Squadron V-P8 first thirteen-hour round-trip from Pearl Harbour, Hawaii to Midway Island and return, piloted by the late Vice Admiral Clifton "Ziggy" Sprague". Airmail cover franked 8c air canc 'Fleet Air Base Pearl Harbour/Feb 13 1934', blue cachet on front with illustration of map of route between Honolulu and Midway with text, "Message carried by U.S.N. Air Squadron V-P8 from Pearl Harbour to Midway Island and return, app 2650 miles"; also an initialled 'Navy Base Clerk.Aircraft Base Clerk' hs. Scarce item in fine condition.
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Lot Number: 360

(Hawaii) First round trip Pan American Survey Flight, Honolulu to San Francisco return leg, printed company cover franked US 9c canc Honolulu depart cds San Francisco 23 Apr 1935 arrival cds, fine strike official F/F cachet. Piloted by Edwin Musik and carrying ROD Sullivan, Fred Noonan and Victor Wright. Nice item.

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Date: 1935, Apr 22
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Hawaii

Description: First round trip Pan American Survey Flight, Honolulu to San Francisco return leg, printed company cover franked US 9c canc Honolulu depart cds San Francisco 23 Apr 1935 arrival cds, fine strike official F/F cachet. Piloted by Edwin Musik and carrying ROD Sullivan, Fred Noonan and Victor Wright. Nice item.
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Lot Number: 361

(Iceland) Thingvellir to Reykjavik, 26/6/ arrival ds on front, plain cover franked 1938 Parliamentary 15a and 20a airs (SG 174&175, cat 330+£28 used. and 1930 10a Falcon air (SG 173, cat £30 used). See Luning 1978 #10B, cover alone cat 70 USD. A scarce item in pristine condition.Image.

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Date: 1930, Jun 26
Est. price: £100.00
Category: Iceland

Description: Thingvellir to Reykjavik, 26/6/ arrival ds on front, plain cover franked 1938 Parliamentary 15a and 20a airs (SG 174&175, cat 330+£28 used. and 1930 10a Falcon air (SG 173, cat £30 used). See Luning 1978 #10B, cover alone cat 70 USD. A scarce item in pristine condition.Image.
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Lot Number: 362

(Iceland) BEA, F/F Reykjavik to London, bs, official souvenir cover franked 4K x2.

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Date: 1971, Apr 07
Est. price: £8.00
Category: Iceland

Description: BEA, F/F Reykjavik to London, bs, official souvenir cover franked 4K x2.
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Lot Number: 363

(India) Bombay-Karachi, 7th flight northwards flown by RAF Squadron 97, registered (label verso)  cover franked  10 1/2a, canc special "Bombay/6 Mar 20/Air Post'' cds, typed 'Via Bombay-Karachi Air Mail/Registered'. Lack of public support forced the govt to cancel this service after this, the seventh and last, flight..

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Date: 1920, Feb 15
Est. price: £125.00
Category: India

Description: Bombay-Karachi, 7th flight northwards flown by RAF Squadron 97, registered (label verso) cover franked 10 1/2a, canc special "Bombay/6 Mar 20/Air Post'' cds, typed 'Via Bombay-Karachi Air Mail/Registered'. Lack of public support forced the govt to cancel this service after this, the seventh and last, flight..
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Lot Number: 364

(India) Stack and Leete deliver mail, Karachi to Delhi, bs special 'Royal Air Force Display/Delhi/18.2.27' cds, plain cover franked 1a tied by fine rectangular violet framed 'Messrs Stack & Leete' flight cachet, also Karachi/15 Feb 27 cds on front, Signed by B.M.Leete.

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Date: 1927, Feb 15
Est. price: £100.00
Category: India

Description: Stack and Leete deliver mail, Karachi to Delhi, bs special 'Royal Air Force Display/Delhi/18.2.27' cds, plain cover franked 1a tied by fine rectangular violet framed 'Messrs Stack & Leete' flight cachet, also Karachi/15 Feb 27 cds on front, Signed by B.M.Leete.
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Lot Number: 365

(India) RAF Pageant Demonstration Flights, Delhi to Risalpur, special 'Royal Air Force Display/Risalpur/23.2.27' arrival ds, plain cover franked 1a canc special 'Royal Air Force Display/Delhi/22.2.27' cds. Non invasive ironed vertical crease.

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Date: 1927, Feb 22
Est. price: £35.00
Category: India

Description: RAF Pageant Demonstration Flights, Delhi to Risalpur, special 'Royal Air Force Display/Risalpur/23.2.27' arrival ds, plain cover franked 1a canc special 'Royal Air Force Display/Delhi/22.2.27' cds. Non invasive ironed vertical crease.
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Lot Number: 366

(India) Imperial Airways, Bombay to London via the Cairo-Basra air mail service, bs 2/6,  special printed 'Via Air \Mail Service URGENT/Basra-Cairo' corner cover, frankeed 5 annas canc Bombay cds tied by fine strike red framed 'Air Mail Service/Basra-Cairo/9Karachi GPO'

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Date: 1927, May 26
Est. price: £50.00
Category: India

Description: Imperial Airways, Bombay to London via the Cairo-Basra air mail service, bs 2/6, special printed 'Via Air \Mail Service URGENT/Basra-Cairo' corner cover, frankeed 5 annas canc Bombay cds tied by fine strike red framed 'Air Mail Service/Basra-Cairo/9Karachi GPO'
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Lot Number: 367

(India) First return sevice from India, Karachi to Basrah, bs 8/4, circular "By Air" cachet, Imperial Airways. Newall 29.05Aa, 100units. Faint red imprint from F/F England-India souvenir cover verso.

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Date: 1929, Apr 7
Est. price: £20.00
Category: India

Description: First return sevice from India, Karachi to Basrah, bs 8/4, circular "By Air" cachet, Imperial Airways. Newall 29.05Aa, 100units. Faint red imprint from F/F England-India souvenir cover verso.
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Lot Number: 368

(India) Karachi to Croydon, flight IW9, interrupted twice by sandstorms between Bushire and Baghdad, see Wingent p18, attractive World Fliers Half-Way House cover franked 8 annas.

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Date: 1929, May 29
Est. price: £30.00
Category: India

Description: Karachi to Croydon, flight IW9, interrupted twice by sandstorms between Bushire and Baghdad, see Wingent p18, attractive World Fliers Half-Way House cover franked 8 annas.
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Lot Number: 369

(India) Alcock & Brown commemorative flight, flown at Dum Dum airport, red/blue/cream souvenir cover franked 1 anna, canc Dum Dum cds, inscribed blue framed "First Successfull Trans-Atlantic Flight................"  cachet , boxed purple "Tenth Anniversary/Flown at/Dum Dum Air Port" cachet , signed Stephen Smith 14/6/29 and 14/6/ Park Street/Calcutta/ 14 Jun 29 ds verso. Francis Field authentication hs verso.  Nice item in fine condition.

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Date: 1929, Jun 14
Est. price: £35.00
Category: India

Description: Alcock & Brown commemorative flight, flown at Dum Dum airport, red/blue/cream souvenir cover franked 1 anna, canc Dum Dum cds, inscribed blue framed "First Successfull Trans-Atlantic Flight................" cachet , boxed purple "Tenth Anniversary/Flown at/Dum Dum Air Port" cachet , signed Stephen Smith 14/6/29 and 14/6/ Park Street/Calcutta/ 14 Jun 29 ds verso. Francis Field authentication hs verso. Nice item in fine condition.
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Lot Number: 370

(India) Interrupted Bangkok-Delhi Goodwill Flight by three Siamese Army aircraft, franked 1925 air 10s,15s and 50s, canc special boxed "Goodwil/Flight/Bangkok-Delhi/Dec 22, 1929" depart cachet, registered (label) air cover, typed "By First Air Mail to India". The leading plane crashed early in the flight. All the mail was rescued and returned to Bangkok and forwarded to Calcutta, bs 15/1, by surface mail. This cover is one of only 9 signed by the pilot Capt Chang Nitinandana in consideration of a donation to the memorial fund for his co-pilot who was killed in the crash. Ni 291222. A nice item in fine condition.

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Date: 1929, Dec 22
Est. price: £225.00
Category: India

Description: Interrupted Bangkok-Delhi Goodwill Flight by three Siamese Army aircraft, franked 1925 air 10s,15s and 50s, canc special boxed "Goodwil/Flight/Bangkok-Delhi/Dec 22, 1929" depart cachet, registered (label) air cover, typed "By First Air Mail to India". The leading plane crashed early in the flight. All the mail was rescued and returned to Bangkok and forwarded to Calcutta, bs 15/1, by surface mail. This cover is one of only 9 signed by the pilot Capt Chang Nitinandana in consideration of a donation to the memorial fund for his co-pilot who was killed in the crash. Ni 291222. A nice item in fine condition.
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Lot Number: 371

(India) F/F India Transcontinental Airways, Asansol to Allahabad, bs 11/7, 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 4
Est. price: £35.00
Category: India

Description: F/F India Transcontinental Airways, Asansol to Allahabad, bs 11/7, 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: 372

(India) F/F India Transcontinental Airways, return flight, Calcutta to Allahabad, bs 11/7, red/white/blue souvenir cover franked 3a 3p, black framed 'Calcutta-Karachi/11 Jul.33/First Airmail' cachet verso. Only 4 flown, Newall 33.13Ae1.

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Date: 1933, Jul 4
Est. price: £85.00
Category: India

Description: F/F India Transcontinental Airways, return flight, Calcutta to Allahabad, bs 11/7, red/white/blue souvenir cover franked 3a 3p, black framed 'Calcutta-Karachi/11 Jul.33/First Airmail' cachet verso. Only 4 flown, Newall 33.13Ae1.
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Lot Number: 373

(India) India Trans-Continental Airways, Asansol to Calcutta, 11/7 arival ds on front, plain Edna Lorenz Lady Photographer PC, franked 1 1/2anna 3p canc Asanso; cds, black boxed "Karachi-Calcutta/8 Jul 33/First Flight"cachet, scarce tied TETE-BECHE etiquette IND-A-6carried on F/F Calcutta to Karachi. signed Stephen Smith verso.

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Date: 1933, Jul 08
Est. price: £35.00
Category: India

Description: India Trans-Continental Airways, Asansol to Calcutta, 11/7 arival ds on front, plain Edna Lorenz Lady Photographer PC, franked 1 1/2anna 3p canc Asanso; cds, black boxed "Karachi-Calcutta/8 Jul 33/First Flight"cachet, scarce tied TETE-BECHE etiquette IND-A-6carried on F/F Calcutta to Karachi. signed Stephen Smith verso.
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Lot Number: 374

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

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Date: 1933, Jul 10
Est. price: £35.00
Category: India

Description: F/F India Transcontinental Airways, Asansol to New Delhi, bs 11/7, airmail etiquette cover franked 3a 3p, black framed 'Calcutta-Karachi/11 Jul.33/First Airmail' cachet front and verso.
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Lot Number: 375

(India) F/F India Transcontinental Airways, Allahabad to New Delhi, bs 11/7, airmail etiquette cover franked 3a3p, black framed 'Calcutta-Karachi/11 Jul.33/First Airmail' cachet.

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Date: 1933, Jul 11
Est. price: £25.00
Category: India

Description: F/F India Transcontinental Airways, Allahabad to New Delhi, bs 11/7, airmail etiquette cover franked 3a3p, black framed 'Calcutta-Karachi/11 Jul.33/First Airmail' cachet.
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Lot Number: 376

(India) Bombay to Tatanagar, bs 25/2, plain cover franked 2 annas, tied rectangular ' Use the Air Mail/24-Feb-35/Nagpur' advert as canceller, red boxed "Demonstration Flight/ First Direct Airmail/Bombay-Calcutta/25thvFebruary 1935'. Uncommon destination.

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Date: 1935, Feb 25
Est. price: £20.00
Category: India

Description: Bombay to Tatanagar, bs 25/2, plain cover franked 2 annas, tied rectangular ' Use the Air Mail/24-Feb-35/Nagpur' advert as canceller, red boxed "Demonstration Flight/ First Direct Airmail/Bombay-Calcutta/25thvFebruary 1935'. Uncommon destination.
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Lot Number: 377

(India) Nagpur to Bombay, bs 26/2, plain cover franked 3 annas, tied rectangular ' Use the Air Mail/24-Feb-35/Nagpur' advert as canceller, red boxed "Demonstration Flight/ First Direct Airmail/Calcutta-Bombay/26thFebruary 1935'. Uncommon destination.

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Date: 1935, Feb 26
Est. price: £20.00
Category: India

Description: Nagpur to Bombay, bs 26/2, plain cover franked 3 annas, tied rectangular ' Use the Air Mail/24-Feb-35/Nagpur' advert as canceller, red boxed "Demonstration Flight/ First Direct Airmail/Calcutta-Bombay/26thFebruary 1935'. Uncommon destination.
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Lot Number: 378

(India) TATA Bombay-Trivandrum, bs 29/11, plain cover, franked 1 anna canc Bombay cds, red framed 'Demonstration Flight/First Direct Air Mail/Bombay-Trivandrum/29 October 1935'. Ref 35-70, Brown J, Indian Air Mails, 1995. Scarce item, only 50 flown.

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Date: 1935, Oct 29
Est. price: £25.00
Category: India

Description: TATA Bombay-Trivandrum, bs 29/11, plain cover, franked 1 anna canc Bombay cds, red framed 'Demonstration Flight/First Direct Air Mail/Bombay-Trivandrum/29 October 1935'. Ref 35-70, Brown J, Indian Air Mails, 1995. Scarce item, only 50 flown.
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Lot Number: 379

(India) TATA Trivandrum to Bombay, bs 2/11, attractive green/pale green.grey printed 'map of route' souvenir cover, franked 2 anna 3p canc canc special boxed postmark with monoplane 'First Flight/Trivandrum-Bombay/1 Nov 1935'.

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Date: 1935, Nov 1
Est. price: £35.00
Category: India

Description: TATA Trivandrum to Bombay, bs 2/11, attractive green/pale green.grey printed 'map of route' souvenir cover, franked 2 anna 3p canc canc special boxed postmark with monoplane 'First Flight/Trivandrum-Bombay/1 Nov 1935'.
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Lot Number: 380

(India) Special Christmas flight, Bombay to Colombo, bs 23/12, violet circular flight cachet, TATA blue/light blue souvenir company cover.

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Date: 1936, Dec 22
Est. price: £15.00
Category: India

Description: Special Christmas flight, Bombay to Colombo, bs 23/12, violet circular flight cachet, TATA blue/light blue souvenir company cover.
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Lot Number: 381

(India) WWII high franked censored airmail from Bombay to Johannesburg, carried from Bombay to Karachi by Indian National Airways and from Karachi to Johannesburg by BOAC over the emergency Horseshoe Flying Boat Route established after Italy entered the War in June 1940. Airmail etiquette commercial corner cover, 27x12cm, franked 10R 8annas (KGVI 2R x5 + 8a), sealed red/white India OBC sensor tape tied by India black triangular censor marks. Correctly franked 168 annas for inclusive x12 weight franking. .

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Date: 1941, Aug 5
Est. price: £120.00
Category: India

Description: WWII high franked censored airmail from Bombay to Johannesburg, carried from Bombay to Karachi by Indian National Airways and from Karachi to Johannesburg by BOAC over the emergency Horseshoe Flying Boat Route established after Italy entered the War in June 1940. Airmail etiquette commercial corner cover, 27x12cm, franked 10R 8annas (KGVI 2R x5 + 8a), sealed red/white India OBC sensor tape tied by India black triangular censor marks. Correctly franked 168 annas for inclusive x12 weight franking. .
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Lot Number: 382

(India) TATA, return first regular commercial flight Bombay-Calcutta via Nagpur, Calcutta to Bombay bs 3/4. red/cream souvenir cover , 24x11cm, franked 3 1/2 annas.

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Date: 1946, Apr 3
Est. price: £20.00
Category: India

Description: TATA, return first regular commercial flight Bombay-Calcutta via Nagpur, Calcutta to Bombay bs 3/4. red/cream souvenir cover , 24x11cm, franked 3 1/2 annas.
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Lot Number: 383

(India) Bombay to Jordan, bs Amman 6/5, via Betrouth 4/5, special flight to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of the Indian Air Force, souvenir cover franked FDI 15np and 90np SJ stamps. A tad grubby. Image.

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Date: 1958, Apr 30
Est. price: £20.00
Category: India

Description: Bombay to Jordan, bs Amman 6/5, via Betrouth 4/5, special flight to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of the Indian Air Force, souvenir cover franked FDI 15np and 90np SJ stamps. A tad grubby. Image.
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Lot Number: 384

(India) Air India, F/F Bombay to Entebbe, bs 31/10, attractive souvenir cover , official F/F cachet.

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Date: 1968, Oct 31
Est. price: £10.00
Category: India

Description: Air India, F/F Bombay to Entebbe, bs 31/10, attractive souvenir cover , official F/F cachet.
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Lot Number: 385

(India) Air India 747 F/F Bombay to Dubai  bs 4/8, attractive souvenir cover franked 2.00, nice strike violet framed flight cachet.

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Date: 1976, Aug 4
Est. price: £30.00
Category: India

Description: Air India 747 F/F Bombay to Dubai bs 4/8, attractive souvenir cover franked 2.00, nice strike violet framed flight cachet.
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Lot Number: 386

(Interruptions and Accidents) Interrupted FIRST FLIGHT flight, GB to India, LONDON TO BOMBAY bs 9/4 via Karachi. Carried by Imperial Airways Africa eastbound IE1. Cover posted London 30/3/29 on C.Glasgow, departed Genoa 31/3 on C. Athens and Alexandria 3/4 on C.Jerusalem, departed Baghdad 4/4 but was forced to return by a sandstorm, departed Baghdad again one day late but made up time arriving Karachi 6/4 only 2 hours late, see Wingent, Aircraft Movements n Imperial Airways Eastern Route, 1927-37. Airmail etiquette cover RATED 7 1/2d.

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Date:1929, Mar 30
Est. price: £55.00
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 FIRST FLIGHT flight, GB to India, LONDON TO BOMBAY bs 9/4 via Karachi. Carried by Imperial Airways Africa eastbound IE1. Cover posted London 30/3/29 on C.Glasgow, departed Genoa 31/3 on C. Athens and Alexandria 3/4 on C.Jerusalem, departed Baghdad 4/4 but was forced to return by a sandstorm, departed Baghdad again one day late but made up time arriving Karachi 6/4 only 2 hours late, see Wingent, Aircraft Movements n Imperial Airways Eastern Route, 1927-37. Airmail etiquette cover RATED 7 1/2d.
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Lot Number: 387

(Interruptions and Accidents) Interrupted flight, Penang to London by Imperial Airways westbound service # IW319 which left 10/3 on Astraea to Karachi arriving one day late,  then to Alexandria on Hanno arriving two days late, Satyrus to Brindisi two days late, and arriving  at Croydon 20/3 two days late aboard Heracles. Printed commercial cover correctly rated 25c (w.e.f 13/11/1934), fine strike 'By Imperial Airways' hs front and verso, see scan. Because of the 2 day delay, by the time this service reached the Mediterranean the Greek rebellion was over and this service had resumed the normal routing via Athens instead of diverting via Malta. See Wingent p139. Nice item

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Date:1935, Mar 7
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, Penang to London by Imperial Airways westbound service # IW319 which left 10/3 on Astraea to Karachi arriving one day late, then to Alexandria on Hanno arriving two days late, Satyrus to Brindisi two days late, and arriving at Croydon 20/3 two days late aboard Heracles. Printed commercial cover correctly rated 25c (w.e.f 13/11/1934), fine strike 'By Imperial Airways' hs front and verso, see scan. Because of the 2 day delay, by the time this service reached the Mediterranean the Greek rebellion was over and this service had resumed the normal routing via Athens instead of diverting via Malta. See Wingent p139. Nice item
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Lot Number: 388

(Interruptions and Accidents) Singapore to London by Imperial Airways westbound service # IW 485 which left on Aurora 6/10 for Karachi ,  then 10/10 to Alexandria on Hengist, arriving 1 day late (cause unknown) at Marseilles on City of Stonehenge, departing 15/10  and arriving London 15/10 on Denebola. Plain cover correctly rated 25c (w.e.f 13/11/1934), canc Singapore cds, Slight rough opening rear to edge only, see scan

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Date:1936, Oct 3
Est. price: £20.00
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: Singapore to London by Imperial Airways westbound service # IW 485 which left on Aurora 6/10 for Karachi , then 10/10 to Alexandria on Hengist, arriving 1 day late (cause unknown) at Marseilles on City of Stonehenge, departing 15/10 and arriving London 15/10 on Denebola. Plain cover correctly rated 25c (w.e.f 13/11/1934), canc Singapore cds, Slight rough opening rear to edge only, see scan
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Lot Number: 389

(Interruptions and Accidents) Penang to London by Imperial Airways westbound service # IW534 which left on Atlanta 28/3 for Karachi ,  then 31/3 to Alexandria on Horsa. Left  Alexandria 4/4, one day late DUE TO STRIKE OF LOCAL IMPERIAL AIRWAYS' WIRELESS OPERATORS (see Wingent p4).  Onward by Centaurus arriving one day late at Southampton 5/4.  Plain cover correctly rated 25c (w.e.f 13/11/1934), canc Penang cds, closed flap tear, see scan.. A most uncommon cause of delay, and very difficult to find.

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Date:1937, Mar 23
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Interruptions and Accidents
Covers with flight, route, and postage details (ex Proud archives) supplemented with data from Wingent's monographs on IAW Aircraft Movements 1927-1939.

Description: Penang to London by Imperial Airways westbound service # IW534 which left on Atlanta 28/3 for Karachi , then 31/3 to Alexandria on Horsa. Left Alexandria 4/4, one day late DUE TO STRIKE OF LOCAL IMPERIAL AIRWAYS' WIRELESS OPERATORS (see Wingent p4). Onward by Centaurus arriving one day late at Southampton 5/4. Plain cover correctly rated 25c (w.e.f 13/11/1934), canc Penang cds, closed flap tear, see scan.. A most uncommon cause of delay, and very difficult to find.
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Lot Number: 390

(Iraq) MISR Cairo–Cyprus–Haifa–Baghdad service, F/F Baghdad to Amman (Jordan), bs,Imperial Bank of Persia cover franked  20fls, typed 'Iraq-Palestine/First Air Mail/By MISR Air Lines'. Scarce.

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Date: 1936, Dec 10
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Iraq

Description: MISR Cairo–Cyprus–Haifa–Baghdad service, F/F Baghdad to Amman (Jordan), bs,Imperial Bank of Persia cover franked 20fls, typed 'Iraq-Palestine/First Air Mail/By MISR Air Lines'. Scarce.
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Lot Number: 391

(Ireland) Special flight, Dublin to Berlin, green oval cachet, red Berlin C2 receiving cachet, bs 22/10, 1928 etiquette rated very scarce by Mair, printed souvenir cover.

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Date: 1932, Oct 20
Est. price: £12.00
Category: Ireland

Description: Special flight, Dublin to Berlin, green oval cachet, red Berlin C2 receiving cachet, bs 22/10, 1928 etiquette rated very scarce by Mair, printed souvenir cover.
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Lot Number: 392

(Ireland) Uncommon acceptance of mail from Ireland for carriage on the Highland Airways F/F Inverness to Kirkwall, bs 29/5, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, Image.

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Date: 1934, May 29
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Ireland

Description: Uncommon acceptance of mail from Ireland for carriage on the Highland Airways F/F Inverness to Kirkwall, bs 29/5, plain cover franked 1 1/2d, Image.
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Lot Number: 393

(Ireland) Pan Am FAM 18 F/F Foynes-Shediac, Canada, b/s, Foynes purple departure cachet on front, attractive red/white blue 'First Flight/Transatlantic/By Air Mail' Clipper souvenir cover.

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Date: 1939, Jun 30
Est. price: £8.00
Category: Ireland

Description: Pan Am FAM 18 F/F Foynes-Shediac, Canada, b/s, Foynes purple departure cachet on front, attractive red/white blue 'First Flight/Transatlantic/By Air Mail' Clipper souvenir cover.
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Lot Number: 394

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

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Date: 1953, Nov 25
Est. price: £9.00
Category: Ireland

Description: First day BEA 8d crest in shield label, official cover flown Belfast-Birmingham franked QEII 2 1/2d, 8d label tied by BEA Belfast dated depart cachet, posted on arrival in London.
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Lot Number: 395

(Italy) 'Circuito Dei Laghi Italiani, 5-9 Octobre 1913' printed card with red 'Controllo/di passaggio/Bellagio' cachet and  black circular 'Circuito Dei Laghi ...........' in place of stamp. and printed list of competitors verso. Please note: this card might have been printed after the event. Image.

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Date: 1913, Oct 5
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Italy

Description: 'Circuito Dei Laghi Italiani, 5-9 Octobre 1913' printed card with red 'Controllo/di passaggio/Bellagio' cachet and black circular 'Circuito Dei Laghi ...........' in place of stamp. and printed list of competitors verso. Please note: this card might have been printed after the event. Image.
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Lot Number: 396

(Italy) F/F, Naples to Palermo, bs 27/6, plain cover franked 1927 25c on 4oc violet opt 'Idrovolante/Napoli-Palermo-Napoli', canc special flight cds . Image.

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Date: 1917, Jun 27
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Italy

Description: F/F, Naples to Palermo, bs 27/6, plain cover franked 1927 25c on 4oc violet opt 'Idrovolante/Napoli-Palermo-Napoli', canc special flight cds . Image.
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Lot Number: 397

(Italy) Rare once off experimental direct flight from Brindisi to Rhodes, 16/3 arrival ds on front cover ,14x20cm, posted Rome 13/5, departed Brindisi 15/5, franked 90c, canc Rome/Posta Aerea/13.5.33 cds, Brindisi Posta Aerea 15.5.33 transit cds, super strike black framed 'Primo Volo/Linea Aerea Diretta/Brindisi-Rodi' flight cachet, also a dark blue/white 'Per via Aerea/Via Brindisi/Aero Espresso Ital.' etiquette. Although a one-off not to be repeated flight, it did carry mail as evidenced by the postmarks. However not listed in Muller or Longhi. Image.

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Date: 1933, May 13
Est. price: £100.00
Category: Italy

Description: Rare once off experimental direct flight from Brindisi to Rhodes, 16/3 arrival ds on front cover ,14x20cm, posted Rome 13/5, departed Brindisi 15/5, franked 90c, canc Rome/Posta Aerea/13.5.33 cds, Brindisi Posta Aerea 15.5.33 transit cds, super strike black framed 'Primo Volo/Linea Aerea Diretta/Brindisi-Rodi' flight cachet, also a dark blue/white 'Per via Aerea/Via Brindisi/Aero Espresso Ital.' etiquette. Although a one-off not to be repeated flight, it did carry mail as evidenced by the postmarks. However not listed in Muller or Longhi. Image.
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Lot Number: 398

(Kenya) Airmail cover from Nairobi addressed to Kampala, but carried on the F/F to London in error, 19/3 London FS 38 arrival ds on front, airmail etiquette cover franked 30c, redirected to Kampala by surface, finally arriving bs 11/4.

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Date: 1931, Mar 9
Est. price: £12.00
Category: Kenya

Description: Airmail cover from Nairobi addressed to Kampala, but carried on the F/F to London in error, 19/3 London FS 38 arrival ds on front, airmail etiquette cover franked 30c, redirected to Kampala by surface, finally arriving bs 11/4.
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Lot Number: 399

(Kenya) Nairobi to London, carried on the first regular flight Cape Town to London, plain cover correctly rated 65c, typed 'By First Direct Air Mail Cape Town to London'. Imperial AW.

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Date: 1932, Jan 29
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Kenya

Description: Nairobi to London, carried on the first regular flight Cape Town to London, plain cover correctly rated 65c, typed 'By First Direct Air Mail Cape Town to London'. Imperial AW.
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Lot Number: 400

(Kenya) Wilson Airways feeder service for Imperial Airways, F/F Nairobi to Zanzibar, bs 18/8, Tunstall cover. Rated 80 pts by Newall.

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Date: 1932, Aug 17
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Kenya

Description: Wilson Airways feeder service for Imperial Airways, F/F Nairobi to Zanzibar, bs 18/8, Tunstall cover. Rated 80 pts by Newall.
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