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1201 image1927 (Feb 1) Delhi to London Air Ministers flight, cover to Liverpool bearing "Carried With / The Rt. Hon Sir Samuel Hoare / INDIA TO ENGLAND 1927" vignette tied by violet "By the D.H "City of Delhi"", with an uncancelled KGV 1a, numbered "33", signed on the reverse by the addressee Unis Abdullah. 48 Covers carried on this important flight. Photo on Page 172. (Image1)

Est. £200-250

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1202 image1927 (Feb 14) Cover to Rawalpindi, flown by Stack and Leete from Karachi to Lahore, KGV 1a tied by the violet boxed flight cachet with a further strike on reverse, datestamps of Karachi, Royal Air Force Display Lahore and Rawalpindi, signed by Neville Stack. 60 Covers were flown to Lahore, very few of which were pilot signed. Photo on Page 172. (Image1)

Est. £100-120

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1203 image1927 Indian Air Pageant, 17th February cover flown from Peshawar to Lahore, delivered by R.A.F plane en route to Delhi with Royal Air Force Display despatch and arrival datestamps, redirected back to Peshawar with Lahore (Feb 18) and Peshawar (Feb 20) backstamps. Also 23rd February flights from Delhi to Peshawar, Kohat, Ambala, Risalpur or Lahore all with the Royal Air Force Display despatch and arrival datestamps. A good group, the 17th February flight unlisted by Brown, who only records flights to or from Delhi. (6). Photo on Page 172. (Image1)

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Est. £250-300

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1204 1927 (July 15) Calcutta to Shillong flight by Ft. Lt. W.H Vetch, cover with violet flight cachet, a KGV 1a cancelled at Cherrapunji (July 17), arrival backstamps. 90 Covers flown, of which 35 were inadvertently posted at Cherrapunji.

Est. £120-150

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1205 1927-28 England to Australia flights, covers carried on the Calcutta to Rangoon leg of the Red Rose flight by Mrs Miller and Capt. W. Lancaster, or the "Empire Cruise" R.A.F Survey Flight led by Gp. Capt. H.W Cave-Brown-Cave, both with similar flight vignettes, 1a in stamps cancelled at Park Street, Calcutta, arrival backstamps of Rangoon or Botataung. 52 Covers flown on the Red Rose flight and 88 covers on the Empire Cruise Seaplane flight. AAMC E1136, 1156, $800. (2)

Est. £180-220

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1206 1927-34 Covers comprising 1927 (July 1) Ft. Lt. Vetch demonstration flight over Calcutta; 1929 (June 14) Dum Dum Airport 10th Anniversary of Alcock & Brown flight, June 25th Joan Page flight from Dum Dum to Naihati (also unused envelope); 1932 Viceroys Cup flight signed by R.N Chawla and S.G Goenka; 1933 (Mar 20) Dacca to Dum Dum experimental flight, Sept 6th Edmonstone Island to Dum Dum flight with a cargo of fish; 1934 Robertson Air Race London to Australia covers flown by Roscoe & Pangborne (2), all fine. (9).

Est. £200-240

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1207 1927-39 Covers and cards (also five later covers) mostly from India to G.B or Europe, nearly all commercial covers carried by Imperial Airways, including 1929 (Oct 23) Bombay to London cover with "BY / AIR" cachet franked 8a but handstamped violet boxed "INSUFFICIENTLY PAID FOR / INDIA - LONDON AIR SERVICE" and "TRANSMITTED BY AIR MAIL / MARSEILLES - LONDON", other circular "BY / AIR" cachets (13), 1932 cover from Jodhpur to Calcutta franked 3a3p for air mail to Delhi but endorsed "Despatched by rail route to avoid detention", covers to Europe flown as far as Athens or Naples, 1935 bag labels for Air Mail to London with Delhi Civil Aerodrome c.d.s or boxed "KARACHI AIR MAIL", etc. Also six different 1937-38 white papers on the Empire Air Mail Scheme. A useful lot, many rates and destinations, all written up on pages. (59).

Est. £350-450

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1208 1927-33 Imperial Airways first flight covers from India including 1927 Basra-Cairo (also underpaid second flight cover), 1929 Karachi-London (5, also second and third flights, and G.B to India first flight), 1931 first service to East Africa via Cairo (2), 1933 Rangoon to Calcutta, Cawnpore or London, Jodhpur to Singapore. (16).

Est. £200-240

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1209 image1928 "Germania" flight from Cologne to Calcutta by the German aviators Otto Koennecke and Johannes Hermann, cover carried on the final leg from Etawah (where the plane had made a forced landing in the jungle, being delayed for three months) to Calcutta, bearing the flight vignette and a KGV 1a cancelled at Calcutta, signed by both pilots. Minor staining and small edge tear but scarce, 24 covers flown. Photo on Page 172. (Image1)

Est. £120-150

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1210 1928 Amsterdam to Batavia experimental flights by KLM, covers (3) and a card flown on the Calcutta to Rangoon leg, the covers franked 1a flown on the first flight (2, 111 flown) or 4th flight (96 flown), the card franked ½a intended to be carried on the third flight but transferred to the fourth flight at Cawnpore after the plane crashed upon landing (56 cards flown), all with flight cachets. (4).

Est. £180-220

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1211 image1928 Baron von Huenfeld and Capt. Lindener Berlin to Tokyo flight in the "Europa", postcard franked 1½a flown from Calcutta (Sep 30) to Tokyo, with cachets "EUROPA / SS", "BARON HUENEFELD" and "TOKIO 18 OCT", fine and scarce, 47 cards flown. Photo on Page 176. (Image1)

Est. £150-180

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1212 1928-33 Covers (3) and a card, comprising 1928 (May 16) Paris to Hanoi flight by Pelletier, D'oisy and Carol, card carried on the Calcutta to Rangoon leg which crashed at Akyab, franked ½a with flight cachets (121 carried); 1931 (Apr 13) Bombay to Nova Goa first flight by Major Craveiro Lopes, cover with flight cachet franked 1a; 1932 (Oct 4) Air Orient first flight cover from Calcutta to Saigon franked 8½a (91 flown); and 1933 (Mar 7) KLM first flight cover from Karachi to Jask franked 5½a, with arrival c.d.s. (4).

Est. £170-200

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1213 image1929 (Nov 4-11) Covers all bearing 1929 Air stamps, from Calcutta or Karachi, flown to Baghdad, Gaza, Athens, Rome, Paris or London (6, one to Germany), two covers bearing the set of five cancelled on November 4th, the First Day of Issue, both signed on reverse by the stamp designer G. Grant. Also December 20th cover posted in Calcutta with 2a block of four, the First Day of Issue of this value, the block twice signed in the margins by the designer G. Grant (some staining). A scarce group. (12). Photo on Page 176. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. £3,000-3,500

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1214 1929-34 Covers, first flights carried by Indian airlines comprising 1929 Bengal Transport Co Calcutta to Siliguri and Darjeeling (78 flown), India State Air Service Delhi to Croydon (also two unused envelopes) and various internal India stages (6); 1930 Karachi to Delhi with differing Aerodrome datestamps (2); 1933 India National Airways Dacca to Delhi or Calcutta, Chittagong to Calcutta; 1934 Calcutta to Madras by Madras Air Taxi Service, India National Airways Lahore-Karachi service, various legs (6), all fine. (22).

Est. £200-250

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1215 1930 (Aug 30) Reti to Jacobabad emergency R.A.F air service due to flooding, cover from Calcutta franked 1a with flight vignette and cachet, arrival backstamp.

Est. £80-100

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1216 image1930 (Aug 27) Jacobabad to Reti emergency R.A.F air service, 1a envelope flown to Reti with arrival backstamp (Aug 30), redirected back to Jacobabad and flown on the return flight with August 31st arrival backstamp, a fine and scarce double flight cover. Photo on Page 176 (Image1)

Est. £200-250

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1217 1930 (Oct 27/31) Mrs Bruce Around the World flight, printed covers carried on various India legs of the flight comprising Karachi to Jodhpur, Allahabad, Calcutta or Akyab (posted at East Rangoon) or Allahabad to Delhi, all franked 1a, signed by Bruce. Also a 1931 (Nov 20) cover from G.B to Canada bearing a signed magazine Photo of Bruce and her aeroplane "Bluebird". (6).

Est. £200-240

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1218 1930 (Feb 3) Imperial Airways first flight from Karachi to Bushire and Teheran, cover franked 8a with arrival datestamps of Bouchir (Feb 5) and Teheran (Feb 7), boxed "NON RECLAME", returned in June. A scarce flight, carried by Imperial Airways to Bushire and then by Junkers, few flown.

Est. £80-100

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1219 1930 (Nov.) India to Straits Settlements R.A.F demonstration flight, covers franked 1a, flown from Delhi to Calcutta (72 flown) or on the return flight from Allahabad to Delhi (73 flown) both with oval regimental cachets, the cover from Delhi also with four line flight cachet and signature of the pilot Ft. Lt. D.F Anderson, both very fine. (2).

Est. £140-160

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1220 image1931 Hollywood to Singapore flight by the American aviators Ross Hadley and John Pratt, cover flown on the Calcutta to Akyab leg with flight cachets, a photographic vignette depicting both aviators and 1a stamps cancelled at Calcutta (Mar 28) or Akyab (Apr 2), signed by both pilots. Fine and scarce, 35 covers flown. Photo on Page 176 (Image1)

Est. £150-180

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1221 image1931 (Apr 3) England to Australia flight by G.P Fairbairn and K. Shenstone, cover flown from Calcutta to Darwin with "British flight" cachet and "DETAINED TILL 5th APRIL / ENGINE OVERHAULED", two KGV 1a stamps cancelled at Calcutta and an Australia 2d cancelled at Darwin (Apr 24), very fine, 43 covers flown. AAMC E177, $550. Photo on Page 176. (Image1)

Est. £160-180

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1222 1931 England to Australia Imperial Airways experimental flights comprising first flight from Delhi to Rangoon; first return flight from Rangoon to Calcutta, Calcutta to Allahabad, Jodhpur (44 flown) or London, or Allahabad to Delhi (faults); second flight from Delhi to Calcutta, Calcutta to Rangoon (2, 94 flown); second return flight from Calcutta to Delhi (37 flown) or Allahabad to Jodhpur. (11).

Est. £160-180

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1223 1931 (July 18) Air Mail 4a postcard with printed pictorial greetings from the Aero-Philatelic Club of Calcutta and printed message "First Flight Souvenir Air Mail Post Card issued at Calcutta 15.7.31, posted on 18.7.31 to connect at Karachi with west bound Air Mail leaving on 23.7.31", posted from Calcutta to London with Croydon arrival c.d.s (July 29). Scarce, only 20 cards printed.

Est. £80-100

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1224 image1931 Croydon to Shanghai flight by the American aviators Charles and Gladys Day, cover flown from Calcutta to Akyab with a vignette of Mrs Day tied by the violet cachet "ACROSS THE BAY OF BENGAL / TO Akyab / By AMERICAN FLIERS", KGV ½a cancelled at Calcutta (Aug 10) and 1a cancelled Akyab (Sep 4), pilot signed. Fine and scarce, 28 covers flown. Photo on Page 176. (Image1)

Est. £150-180

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1225 1931-32 Covers flown by the Delhi Flying Club, comprising 1931 (June 29) cover from Calcutta to Jodhpur carried on the July 1st emergency flight from Delhi to Jodhpur; and 1932 carried on the 2nd January first flights from Jodhpur to Delhi (signed by the pilot P.D Sharma) or Karachi to Delhi, or on the 5th January return flight from Delhi to Karachi (only 17 covers flown), all fine. (4).

Est. £200-250

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