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INDIA continued...
Lot Catalog No. Descrip Opening
91   imageAirmail. 1925 envelope with illustrated circular violet CALCUTTA - RISALPUR DEMONSTRATION FLIGHT/ CALCUTTA/ 1925 cachet. 1a brown with Risalpur CDS of 2 Feb, also tied by signature of the pilot (Flight Lt Graham); Nowshera arrival of 3 FE on reverse. 64 flown (Image) Starting at £ 140

Currently...£140.00
Selling...USD 182.62
Closing..May-10, 06:00 PM EST.
92   imageAirmail. 1926 cover flown Calcutta - Rangoon bearing two ½a green tied by Mill-Road Rangoon CDSs of 4 APR. Black cachet BY DANISH FOKKER AEROPLANES 1926/ CALCUTTA TO RANGOON and with Danish Consulate Calcutta violet oval. 78 flown (Image) Starting at £ 140

Currently...£140.00
Selling...USD 182.62
Closing..May-10, 06:00 PM EST.
93   imageAirmail. 1926 unaddressed envelope (270 x 120mm) with India 3a , Calcutta CDS of 4 NOV, and French adhesives with BOURGET - AVIATION CDSs of 11-11. Flown by Costes and Rignot. Violet cachet on front. 21 flown, central fold, still exceptional quality for this flight (Image) Starting at £ 450

Currently...£450.00
Selling...USD 586.98
Closing..May-10, 06:00 PM EST.
94   imageAirmail. 1927 cover flown on the first airmail from Calcutta to Paris, bearing 2a with Park Street CDS of 3 NOV. Printed details of the flight by Capt. Challe and M. Rapin in red at top left, also French Consulate Calcutta handstamp in violet. 67 flown This was part of the return flight of Challe and Rapin from Saigon, where they had flown on behalf of the French Government (Image) Starting at £ 140

Currently...£140.00
Selling...USD 182.62
Closing..May-10, 06:00 PM EST.
95   imageAirmail. 1927 envelope flown from Calcutta to Rangoon with 'Red Rose' label, tied to envelope by 1a adhesive and Park Street CDS of 18 DEC. Botataung and Rangoon CDSs of 31 DEC on reverse (Image) Starting at £ 180

Currently...£180.00
Selling...USD 234.79
Closing..May-10, 06:00 PM EST.
96   imageAirmail. 1927 envelope with Iraq 6a cancelled by Baghdad CDS of 21 DEC, and tied by boxed "IRAQ to INDIA/ By Light Aeroplane/ with Messrs Stack and Leete". Bombay Delivery CDS of 11 JAN 27. Central vertical fold, otherwise fine (Image) Starting at £ 80

Currently...£80.00
Selling...USD 104.35
Closing..May-10, 06:00 PM EST.
97   imageAirmail. 1928 Anglo-Indian Air Survey postcard with a fine photo of the plane and violet triangular cachet. Address side with black on magenta label, Calcutta despatch and Karachi arrival. Signed by Arthur B. Elliott, the Engineer, who was shot and killed on a later flight. Very fine, 68 flown (Image) Starting at £ 160

Currently...£160.00
Selling...USD 208.70
Closing..May-10, 06:00 PM EST.
98   imageAirmail. 1928 cover flown Calcutta to Rangoon, two ½a green tied by Park Street Calcutta CDSs of 20 SEP. Green cachets on front; illustration of plane, INDO BURMA FLIGHT and BY DUTCH PLANE/ FIRST OFFICIAL MAIL. Rangoon arrival 21 SEP on reverse (Image) Starting at £ 110

Currently...£110.00
Selling...USD 143.48
Closing..May-10, 06:00 PM EST.
99   imageAirmail. 1928 envelope flown "British Flight by Seaplane", Calcutta to Rangoon, with illustrated yellow-buff label. Park Street CDSs of 3 FEB, Rangoon arrival CDSs of 8 FEB (Image) Starting at £ 100

Currently...£100.00
Selling...USD 130.44
Closing..May-10, 06:00 PM EST.
100   imageCRASH MAIL: 1928 Calcutta to Rangoon, by Dutch Aeroplane illustrated post card; franked by ½a green, tied by Park Street Calcutta cds for 4 OCT 28, neighboured by Rangoon arrival d/s for the 16 OCT, bearing '3RD PLANE CRASHED AT CAWNPORE' boxed cachet, fine and scarce, one of only fifty six postcards flown. SG 202 (Image) Starting at £ 100

Currently...£100.00
Selling...USD 130.44
Closing..May-10, 06:00 PM EST.
100A   image1928 cover to Rangoon bearing salmon-coloured label with 3p x 2 and ½a, Calcutta CDSs of 4 MAY. Two green cachets on the front, and red cachet reading PLANE CRASHED AT AKYAB,/ 16the MAY, 1928. French Consulate and Stephen H. Smith handstamps on reverse (Image) (Image2) image Starting at £ 140

Currently...£140.00
Selling...USD 182.62
Closing..May-10, 06:00 PM EST.
101   imageAIRMAIL: 1929-33 quartet of Flight covers, we note; 1929 Joan Page Dum Dum flight, 1930 Jacobabad emergency flight due to floods, 1933 Prince Ali Khan cover and Electrical Power Inspection Flight from Comilla- Calcutta, only 17 one of only covers which were flown, fine condition and interesting group. (4) (Image) Starting at £ 200

Currently...£200.00
Selling...USD 260.88
Closing..May-10, 06:00 PM EST.
102   imageAirmail. 1930 envelope from Calcutta to Karachi bearing a Christmas charity label on the front, tied by two-line cachet in green. Also bears (front and reverse) CALCUTTA-CAPE TOWN first flight cachet, pilot-signed; 16 flown. Very fine H.H. The Aga Khan had offered a £500 prize to the first Indian to fly solo to South Africa. A.M. Murad made the attempt in Gipsy Moth 'Sunita', but crashed at Shaibah in Iraq (Image) Starting at £ 260

Currently...£260.00
Selling...USD 339.14
Closing..May-10, 06:00 PM EST.
103   imageAirmail. 1930 Imperial Airways 'City of Washington' crash mail cover, bearing 1929 Airmail 2a, 3a, 4a and 6a tied by Park Town CDSs of 17 Oct. Flown from Karachi and due to land at Croydon, but crashed at Neufchâtel killing two passengers and a crew member. Godmanstone arrival of 1st Nov on front. Envelope with a crease at left, otherwise fine All airmail from India to the UK from October 7th-20th would have been flown on this plane, but as there were no crash markings applied there was a low survival rate (Image) Starting at £ 240

Currently...£240.00
Selling...USD 313.06
Closing..May-10, 06:00 PM EST.
104   imageAIRMAIL: 1930 'Pass For One To Royal Airship Base and Motor Car Pass Royal Airship Base' leaflets prepared for the arrival of the Airship R101, which was on its maiden overseas flight but crashed on the 5th October 1930 in France, killing 48 of the 54 people on board including Lord Thomson, the Air Minister. This lot also includes two Flight magazines. Scarce. Ex David Kirch (Image) Starting at £ 350

Currently...£350.00
Selling...USD 456.54
Closing..May-10, 06:00 PM EST.
105   imageAirmail. 1931 Calcutta - Darwin flight cover bearing New Delhi ½a pair and 1a, Park Street CDSs of 3 APR. Illustrated cachet for England - Australia flight on front with additional purple cachet DETAINED TILL 5th APRIL/ ENGINE OVERHAULED. Australia 2d Kingsford Smith also on front, tied by Darwin arrival of 24 AP. 43 flown (Image) Starting at £ 190

Currently...£190.00
Selling...USD 247.84
Closing..May-10, 06:00 PM EST.
106   imageAirmail. 1931 cover flown Calcutta - Akyab. ½a New Delhi with Park Street CDs of 10 AUG and 1a brown with Akyab CDS of 4 SEP, also on front a photo of the American aviatrix Mrs Day. The latter is tied by purple cachet ACROSS THE BAY OF BENGAL/ To Akyab/ By AMERICAN FLIERS, another cachet on reverse and signed Stephen Smith. 28 flown (Image) Starting at £ 180

Currently...£180.00
Selling...USD 234.79
Closing..May-10, 06:00 PM EST.
107   imageAirmail. 1931 cover flown Calcutta - Rangoon with 1a brown, Park Street Calcutta CDS of 28 MAR, and 1a New Delhi with Rangoon 3 APR CDS. Cachets front and back, and signed by the American fliers John Pratt and Ross Hadley. 45 flown (Image) Starting at £ 160

Currently...£160.00
Selling...USD 208.70
Closing..May-10, 06:00 PM EST.
108   imageAirmail. 1932 (13 Jan) cover with ½a green tied by Park Street Calcutta CDS, carried on 'The Flying Carpet' by Richard Halliburton and pilot Moy Stevens on a round-trip flight to the Himalayas. Signed by Halliburton on the front and Stephen Smith on the reverse. Heavy 'Park Street Dely.' CDS on reverse has caused an inconsequential split to the front of the envelope, not affecting labels or markings; 50 flown (Image) Starting at £ 320

Currently...£320.00
Selling...USD 417.41
Closing..May-10, 06:00 PM EST.
109   imageAirmail. 1933 (5 Apr.) Houston Mount Everest Flight cover with Purnea special datestamp, tieing two 1a3p stamps, addressed to Balham. The envelope with some peripheral tears and some fairly minor toning, just affecting the adhesives. No. 18 on the India Post 2010 list of the 22 recorded (Image) Starting at £ 1,300

Currently...£1,300.00
Selling...USD 1,695.72
Closing..May-10, 06:00 PM EST.

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