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WORLDWIDE STAMPS & POSTAL HISTORY continued...

AIRMAILS continued...
Lot Catalog No. Descrip Opening
181   imageEARLY & PRE-WWII AIRMAILS: 1908-1939 mainly on well written-up display pages inc. 1908 unused PPC of the Voison aircraft used in the Issy-le-Moulineaux record breaking flight; 1909 first aviation meeting at Blackpool PPC of "CODY IN FLIGHT" with "BLACKPOOL/9PM/OC 14/09" and message reading "Going back to Spt - tonight. Back again on Monday, strong winds - no flying yet - & no machines arrived, sea rough."; 1909 aviation meeting held at Bethany, France PPC showing Count de Lambert flying; 1910 aviation meeting at Lyon 6 PPCs of planes and pilots; 1911 first UK aerial post PPC with Sept. 9 datestamp; 1929 Brisbane to Charleville inaugural flight cover; 1932 Ship to Shore catapult mail S.S. Bremen to New York; early German, Hungarian, Swiss, French, Italian, Polish, Swedish, USA, and SCADTA post, transatlantic mail, etc., loose early postcards and covers, plus a 1911 "Carrera Aeroplanos Valencia - Alicante" book of rules. A fine and comprehensive lot. Viewing highly recommended. (89 cards & covers) (Image)

Starting at £ 260

SOLD for £460.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
182   imageMAIL FLOWN BY THE MILITARY 1912-1956: a well written-up display of cards & covers (plus some loose) inc. 1912 Nancy to Luneville first airmail experiment with special token adhesive stamp; 1914 Siege of Przemysl cards; 1918 USA first regular airmail service Washington to Philadelphia with "SEND A LETTER BY AIRPLANE,/ESPECIALLY TO ONE 'OVER THERE',/IT WILL BE A REAL TREAT" cachet; 1918 Austro-Hungarian Military Mail Service post; 1919 original pass letter carried by RAF pilots carrying mail in case they were shot down; and many others in excellent condition. Also includes a folder of notes & magazine articles, etc. relating to the subject and Bridging the Continents in Wartime: Important Airmail Routes 1939-45 by Aitink & Hovenkamp (2005). (43 posted items) Cross Reference : MILITARY (Image) (Image2)

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Starting at £ 200

SOLD for £360.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
183   imageMONACO 1914 AIR RALLY, DAILY MAIL 1912 WATERPLANE, 1927 LONDON-KENYA, 1927 LONDON-BASRA, 1928 LONDON-STOCKHOLM, ETC: Fascinating group of mostly 1920s or earlier flown cards & covers incl. PPC produced for 1914 Monaco Air Rally. One of a small number flown b Pierre Verrier from London to France on 2 Apr. 1914 arriving Monaco 15 Apr. after problems. Card bears a special vignette cancelled by the circular Rally cachet. Also 10 Mar. 1927 cover from London to Kisumu, Kenya redirected to Sutton Coldfield, with boxed red cachet "Service officially arranged to/operate from London March 10/1927, but abandoned owing to/breakdown of Hydroplane on/Lake Victoria"; 20 Jun. 1928 cover London to Stockholm, first experimental Night Flight, 21 Jun. 1927 cover from the Nottingham Philatelic Congress (special c.d.s.) to Abadan, Iran, etc. Various other interesting covers. Viewing worthwhile. (13 cards/covers) (Image)

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Starting at £ 120

SOLD for £160.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
184   imageACCUMULATION 1917-53 but mainly 1920s-40s mostly commercial mail from and to a wide variety of international locations but also inc. first & experimental flight covers, a 1934 env. Brazil to Germany via Natal with a fine "SERVICO AEREO/TRANSATLANTICO/CONDOR-LUFTHANSA" cachet, a 1941 Melbourne to UK env. endorsed "Via New Zealand-USA-England by Trans Pacific & Atlantic Clipper", a 1942 censored env. & letter from Italy to Australia with a v. fine "POW CAMP/MYRTLEFORD, VIC." cachet, a 1944 Turkey to USA registered env. censored in Free FrenchLevant & in Calcutta, a 1948 censored Australia to South Africa env. with a "FIRST DIRECT FLIGHT/Sydney-Johannesburg/Quantas Empire Airways" cachet, and many other equally interesting items inc. postcards of aircraft and pilots, etc. (24), 4 small contemporary newspaper cuttings of airplane disasters/missing pilots, and some stock pages of airmail postage stamps. Viewing highly recommended. (55 envs. + postcards & stamps) (Image) (Image2) (Image3)

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SOLD for £360.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
185   imageSPECIAL FLIGHTS: 1919-1972 set of envs. and postcards mainly carried on special services on well written display sheets inc. 1918 South Africa "MAKE YOUR 6d FLY" card; 1919 Versailles Peace Conference censored cover with stamp tied by "ARMY POST OFFICE S.5" cds;, 1925 Cape Town to Durban service env. with a partial S.A. AIR MAIL/S.A. LUGPOS" special cancel; 1933 Pander Postjaeger Holland to NEI mail-only test flight commemorative postcard, plus another commemorating the flight's delay in Italy!; 1934 MacRobertson London to Melbourne Air Race official env. signed by the crew of the only plane to land at Bangkok, plus 2 unused postcards of other pilots; 1953 Christchurch Air Race KLM env. posted from Holland with a v. fine commemorative cachet (not on display sheet); and 1972 Opening of Hookers Point Airport, Falkland Islands commemorative cover from Argentina to 'Las Malvinas'. All in v. fine condition. (10) (Image)

Starting at £ 80

SOLD for £130.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
186   imageEARLY ANGLO IRISH AIR MAILS: 1924-29 group incl. 26 Aug. 1929 env. to Otley carried on first Galway-London Air Mail flight with official oval cachet in red and cover from the 'unofficial' return flight of same day flown by Col. Russell. One of very few carried and rare thus. Also 2 May 1924 cover from Experimental Belfast-Liverpool flight of Alan Cobham with violet s/l cachet "Belfast-Liverpool 1st Trip."; 24 Sep. 1928 cover flown Belfast to Liverpool and inscribed "BY FLYING BOAT/LIVERPOOL CIVIC WEEK/(September 24th to 29th 1928)/EXPERIMENTAL AIR MAIL/LIVERPOOL-BELFAST-LIVERPOOL". Three further covers from the Sep./Oct. Irish Sea flights, two of these with violet "NO FLIGHT" cachets and one of these, postmarked 1 Oct., having "NO FLIGHT" crossed out and endorsed "Held over to 2 Oct." (due to fog).Rare thus. Only 15 recorded. (7 covers) Cross Reference : IRELAND (Image)

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Starting at £ 160

SOLD for £220.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
187   imageCOMMONWEALTH FIRST FLIGHT COLLECTION: The c.1925-73 range of first flight covers, with much emphasis on Canada & South Africa, both internal & international flights. Earliest cover is 28 Feb. 1925 Durban to Capetown, several 1931 GB to Africa Imperial Airways covers, range of 1930/31 Canada internal routes with pictorial cachets (9), group of 10 first flight covers 1936-41 from Nigeria to various destinations, etc. We also note 5 different Nov. 1973 Air Rhodesia first flights completed on illegally purchased Boeing 720s. (c.53) (Image)

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Starting at £ 130

SOLD for £180.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
188   imageALAN COBHAM FLIGHTS - SIGNED CARD, ETC: Group of cards/covers incl. 1925-26 special souvenir card issued by aeronautical magazine "Flight", inscribed Imperial Airways Survey Flight London-Capetown. Special vignette cancelled with the oval cachet "SPECIAL AIR MAIL/16-11-25/LONDON" in violet, and posted on arrival in Capetown 23 Feb. 1926 with KGV 2d franking. Signed by Cobham on reverse. Also, a cover from Calcutta-Karachi dated 18 Feb. 1925 carried on the 20 Nov. 1924 to 17 Mar. 1925 London-Rangoon-London Survey Flight and engineer-signed (AB Elliot) cover from the Calcutta-London leg of the flight 18 Feb.-17 Mar. 1925; c.20 Jul. 1926 cover carried on the Karachi-Calcutta leg of the 30 Jun.-15 Aug. 1926 London-Melbourne flight. It was on this flight that engineer Elliot was shot and killed over Iraq. Lot also incl. 12 Feb. 1925 cover from Liverpool to Durban, flown on the Capetown-Durban route on 2 Mar. 1925 (one of 260 items of mail carried) and an original brochure/timetable advertising the route. (5 flown cards/covers plus 4 others) Cross Reference : SOUTH AFRICA (Image)

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Starting at £ 130

SOLD for £460.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
189   imageBRITISH AIR MAILS: Binder with the collection of mostly 1920s/30s Air Mails from UK to mainly Foreign destinations. Many examples of changing rates during the period covered. Several 'First Flights' present. We note 31 May 1933 env. to Holland with "House of Commons" postmark. Lot also includes two "Pioneer" Air Mails from GB to Holland being 23 Sept. 1920 postcard from London to Rotterdam endorsed m/s "Air post", and 4 Oct. 1920 env. from Huddersfield to Amsterdam with pale blue etiquette. This was a short-lived service operating during the latter half of 1920. (c.65 covers) Cross Reference : NETHERLANDS (Image) (Image2)

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Starting at £ 130

SOLD for £480.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
190   image1926-46 U.S.A./CANADA/NEWFOUNDLAND FLOWN MAIL SELECTION:1926-46 group of flown envs (15) inc. 26 Nov 1926 env. carried on a ship to shore demonstration flight by Alan J Cobham (initialled by him) from SS Homeric to New York. 14 May 1937 large env. flown on the goodwill Coronation flight from New York to London and back to New York. 30 May 1939 envs (3) carried on the 1st acceptance flight by P.A.A. from GB. 27 June 1939 env flown on the 1st Transatlantic Northern Route flight from Southampton to Botwood. 29 June 1939 opened out env. carried on the 1st direct transatlantic flight by PAA from London to New York, Hong Kong and back to London.3 June 1940 BOAC 1st flight env from Newport to Lisbon to connect with the PAA flight to N York. 6 Aug 1939 envs (2) carried on the 1st Imperial Airways flight of the N Atlantic route by flying boat "Caribou". Cross Reference : CANADA, NEWFOUNDLAND, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (Image)

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Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
191   imageSUPERMARINE SPITFIRE/SCHNEIDER TROPHY COLLECTION: Two binders with the c.1927 to modern collection of cards, covers, stamps, WWII badges, photos, etc. celebrating the Spitfire, its precursors and the Schneider Trophy. Amongst the better earlier items we find a range of mainly real photo type PPCs relating to Schneider Trophy & Sea Planes.We note 7 Nov. 1928 'London-Orient' Flight cover to Philadelphia flown Puerto Princesa to Manila with large blue pictorial cachet and 9 Nov. 1928 cover with First Day use of the L.O.F. overprint on Philippines 4c red. Also 12 Sep. 1931 cover London to Florida franked KGV 1½d brown with special cancel "ROYAL AERO CLUB/SCHNEIDER CONTEST 1931" and Jun. 1941 censored Air Mail env. ex India to UK (with contents) bearing large red label inscribed "MADRAS WAR FUND/SEAL OF VICTORY". Some scarcer modern commemorative flight covers, incl. 1964 pilot signed demo flight, one of only six carried. (c.60+ cards/covers) Cross Reference : AIR STAMPS, AIRCRAFT (Image) (Image2)

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SOLD for £240.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
192   image1929-37 FLIGHTS TO ASIA:A selection of envs. (14) inc. 2 Nov 1929 env. flown on the 2nd of two flights from London to India via Cologne, Nuremberg, Vienna, Budapest, Belgrade and Uskub to join the old route at Athens. 1 May 1929 env (faults) from UK to India with boxed "INSUFFICIENTLY PAID FOR/TRANSMISSION BY Direct AIR MAIL" h.s. 30 Mar 1929 Imperial Airways env carried on the 1st flight from England to India. 21 Dec 1929 env from London carried on the 1st extension flight from Karachi to Delhi. 1 Oct 1932 env from London by Imperial 1st flight to India via the Arabian Coast. 9 Dec 1933 "window" env flown on the 1st flight extension from England to Singapore. 1936 Imperial Airways flown cover by special Xmas flight from Karachi to Ceylon. 14 March 1936 env flown on the 1st Australian Airways flight from Croydon to Hong Kong.27 Nov 1937 A test env. from London via the new Penang to Hong Kong route (previously via Bangkok). Also seven related PC's. (Image)

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Starting at £ 130

SOLD for £300.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
193   image1930-62 SELECTION OF FLOWN ENVELOPES (25) inc. 25 Sept 1930 env. carried on the 1st British acceptance from London, via Amsterdam, Bangkok & Batavia to Kuala Lumpur. 13 Jan 1931 env. flown on the 1st acceptance for the sea & air service from London via N York to Jamaica. 8 May 1931 env. carried on the 1st British acceptance for the sea & air service from London to Canada. 13 & 30 July 1932 and 13 Aug 1932 envs. carried on the 1st, 2nd & 3rd flights from London to Canada. 1 Apr 1935 env flown by Imperial on the 1st London to Leipzig flight. 1 July 1936 env. carried on the 1st KLM flight from Doncaster to Amsterdam.27 Oct 1938 env flown on the 1st acceptance flight from London via Stuttgart to Lisbon.14 June 1940 flown via "The Horseshoe Route" from Birmingham to N. Zealand. June 1953 Coronation Day illustrated envs (3) flown from London to Ceylon, N Zealand and Sydney. 23 Oct 1950 BEA 1st flight env from London to Barcelona and another 7 Oct 1957 1st flight from London to Tel Aviv. 1 June 1934 KLM 1st Hull to Rotterdam flight env. Also three printed 1941 (2) & 1942 R.A.F dropped leaflets for Germany, Holland & France. A fine lot. (Image) (Image2)

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SOLD for £380.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
194   imageMAIL TO/FROM/WITHIN ASIA/FAR EAST 1930-60: a set of 25 cards & covers mainly to or from various European destinations inc. 1946 covers to Holland from Tjideng camp, Batavia (2); 1940/41 covers from the Red Cross in Batavia to Geneva (3) one with "CDT-INTERN-KAMP/14.12.40/KOETATJANE" cds and all with Dutch censor tape; 1941 Hong Kong to Java with violet boxed "NOT OPENED/BY/CENSOR" and Dutch censor tape; 1942 UK to India card with large blue boxed "IT IS REGRETTED THAT/THIS ITEM COULD NOT BE/DELIVERED BECAUSE THE/ADDRESSEE IS REPORTED/MISSING"; 1959 Hong Kong to Japan first flight cover; plus other war time censored and post war flights, etc. Also a folder with Japanese air mail 1925-51 (8), and a folder of mainly modern "Return To Sender" air mailed items (52, mostly from/to Thailand). An interesting lot of fine quality material. (85) Cross Reference : INDIA, HONG KONG (Image) (Image2) (Image3)

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Starting at £ 130

SOLD for £550.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
195   image1931-47 AUSTRALIAN FLIGHTS AND RELATED EPHEMERA:1931-47 The selection of flown envs (8) and a PC inc. 24 Apr. 1931 PC flown on the 2nd experimental flight from London to Australia by Kingsford-Smith. 19 Oct 1934 env. from Mildenhall to Melbourne flown and signed by C E Kay in the England to Australia air race, also a rare official programme of the event. 4 April 1931 printed env. carried on the 1st Imperial Airways England to Australia flight. 18 Dec 1931 printed env. carried on the 1st London to Australia special Xmas flight. 8 Dec 1934 envs (4) carried on various stages of the 1st Imperial Airways/Qantas London to Australia flight. 11 Dec 1947 special env. (pilot signed) flown on the 1st Qantas London to Sydney regular service. Also related PC's (5). 1934 (Nov) P.O. notice relating to the extension of the London India service to Australia. 13 Dec 1929 A copy of "Flight" magazine with a report of the Schneider Trophy race. (20+ items) Cross Reference : AUSTRALIA (Image)

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Starting at £ 110

SOLD for £150.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
196   image1931-37 FLIGHTS RELATED TO AFRICA with Imperial Airways 1 May 1931 env. registered and flown on the 1st London to Uganda flight. 26 Feb 1931 env. carried on the experimental flight from London in stages to Mwanga. 9 Dec 1931 envs (2). carried on the 1st Xmas flight from England to S. Africa. 20 Jan 1932 env. flown on the 1st regular from London to Moshi, Tanganyika. And another to Cape Town. 9 Feb 1932 env carried on the 1st London to Nigeria 16 Oct 1936 env. flown on the 1st direct London via Khartoum to Lagos flight. 13 May 1937 env. flown on the Aeromaritime Air France 1st flight from Paris to Pointe Noire. 21 May 1937 large Imperial Airways env from London to Cape Town commemorating the 1000th flight. Also four related PC's and eight booklet adverts. (Image)

Starting at £ 95

SOLD for £190.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
197   image1932-52 AN INTERESTING SELECTION:16 Apr. 1932 Imperial Airways 1st flight env. from London to Limassol with vignette.30 Oct. 1939 1st wartime airmail from Shoreham to Stockholm at the new 5d rate. 29 Dec 1942 large piece from Earlsfield to APO 4330 with "TRANSMITTED BY ORDINARY MAIL/NO AIRGRAPH SERVICE AVAILABLE TO ADDRESS".h.s. 29 Nov. 1944 env to HMS Birmingham with smudges "NO AIR MAIL SERVICE AVAILABLE/AIR FEE HAS BEEN REFUNDED" h.s., 7 Apr. 1943 env by air mail from Heworth to Malta G.C. with a tied example of the green cross label.27 June 1944 env. from Henlow Camp to Box 202 (Benbecula) Glasgow. 1942 & 1943 Airgraphs. 19 Apr. 1952 special env. carried on the 1st Airmail to the Falklands by Aquila Airways. (9 items) Cross Reference : CYPRUS, MALTA (Image)

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SOLD for £110.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
198   imageTRANS-PACIFIC FIRST FLIGHTS GROUP: Collection of 1934-40, mainly first flight covers from various Trans-Pacific routes incl.8 Dec. 1934 London-Australia, Dec. 1937 Auckland to San Francisco, 15 Jul. 1940 Canton Island to NZ (rare, only 60 flown), etc. Various 'Clipper' flights involving Manila, Hawaii, Guam, San Francisco routes, also NZ to New Caledonia, etc. An attractive selection. (c.25 covers) (Image)

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Starting at £ 130

SOLD for £140.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
199   image1936-47 CRASH MAIL:1936-47 envs. (10) having various h.s. with 22 Aug 1936 env. from Calcutta to London with on reverse "DAMAGED BY/SEA WATER" (flying boat "Scipio"), another with on reverse boxed "DAMAGED BY WATER" h.s. and two found damaged official labels. 1 May 1939 env. from Anmentiers to Cape Town with boxed violet "FLYING BOAT CORRESPONDENCE DAMAGED BY SEAWATER/VLIEGBOOT KORRESPONDENCE DEUR SEEWATER BESKADIG" h.s. (flying boat "Challenger") and on reverse printed label. June 1930 env. from Fitzroy to UK with red "SALVAGED MAIL/EX CENTURIA" h.s. and on reverse an official label. 4 Dec 1937 O.H.M.S. env from Brindisi to UK with boxed "DAMAGED BY/SEA WATER/IN AEROPLANE/ACCIDENT" h.s.1st Oct. 1937 env. from Sydney to London with violet boxed (DAMAGED BY SEA-WATER" h.s. (flying boat "Courtier"). 22 Nov 1938 env from Littlehampton to Auckland with violet "RECEIVED IN DAMAGED CONDITION/EX FLYING BOAT CALPURNIA", 18 Aug 1947 env from Yaumati to UK with boxed violet "DAMAGED BY/SEA WATER" h.s. (flying boat "Portland"). 13 March 1954 large env. from Wellington to Birmingham with boxed red" SALVADGED MAIL/AIRCRAFT CRASH/SINGAPORE 13. 3 1954. h.s. 23 Dec 1954 env4 Dec 19. from London to Ontario with boxed "SALVAGED MAIL/AIRCRAFT CRASH/PRESTWICK 25-12-54" h.s. Some with faults and missing adhesives. Cross Reference : FRANCE, INDIA (Image)

Starting at £ 180

SOLD for £240.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
200   image1936-39 THE "ALL UP" EMPIRE AIRMAIL SCHEME:1937-39 The display collection on 16 pages inc. pamphlets/leaflets (6), Xmas concession labels (2), postcards (2) and envs (11) inc. 7 Mar 1936 env. carried on the 1st London to Malmo flight, 29 June 1937 env. by the new flying boat service from Southampton to Natal and another to Swaziland. 27 Feb 1937 env. from London by 1st airmail without surcharge to Alexandria. 1 Mar 1938 env. registered from the British Industries Fair, Birmingham to India. 23 July 1938 envs. to New Hebrides, Nauru, Sydney and Hong Kong at the All Up 11/2d rate. July 1939 env. from Shanghai to Liverpool with on reverse boxed "ALL LETTER FOR E. & S. AFRICA. EGYPT/PALESTINE. INDIA. BURMA/MALAYA/HONG KONG. AUSTRALIA. N ZEALAND/NOTE/THE/POSTAGE/RATE/11/2D/FOR EACH/HALF/OUNCE" h.s. A fine lot. (21 items) (Image)

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Starting at £ 80

SOLD for £220.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.

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