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INDIA continued...
Lot Catalog No. Descrip Opening
110   imageAirmail. 1933 Imperial Airways covers from Athens, illustrated envelopes with Greek frankings, appropriate cachets and backstamps, flown to Akyab, Allahabad, Calcutta, New Delhi and Rangoon (Image) (Image2) (Image3) (Image4) (Image5) image image Starting at £ 180

CLOSED
Closing..May-10, 06:00 PM EST.
111   imageAirmail. 1933 Imperial Airways illustrated First Flight covers (8) with three originating in Iraq, three in Belgium, and one each from Germany and Holland. Various cachets, backstamps and destinations (Image) (Image2) (Image3) (Image4) (Image5) (Image6) (Image7) (Image8) image image Starting at £ 240

CLOSED
Closing..May-10, 06:00 PM EST.
112   imageAIRMAIL: 1935 two covers from India franked by various issues from 1929 Air Mail and 1935 Silver Jubilee addressed to Kent, England and Barbados, tied by Solgan postmark for 11 JY 35, flown on IW355 which was delayed at Bahrain on the 15-16th July due to bad weather, peripheral wear and faults nonetheless scarce the cover addressed to Barbados is believed to be unique! SG 221-246 (Image) (Image2) image Starting at £ 130

CLOSED
Closing..May-10, 06:00 PM EST.
113   imageAirmail. 1936 Paris to Saigon Air Race cover carried by Arnoux, Jappy and Micheletti. Bears 50ct Ceres with Le Bourget CDS of 25.10, and India 3p with Karachi Air CDS of 26 OCT. Race cachet on the front and in addition, 'Voyage interrompu le 26-1-1936 à Karachi'. The aircraft crashed and they retired from the race; signed Arnoux and Jappy (Image) Starting at £ 130

CLOSED
Closing..May-10, 06:00 PM EST.
114   imageAirmail. 1936 Scipio crash covers (some condition issues, as to be expected, from immersion in Mirabella Bay, Crete). Four different black cachets; bold DAMAGED BY/ SEA WATER, DAMAGED-BY-/ SEA WATER, DAMAGED/ BY/ SEA WATER, and boxed DAMAGED BY IMMERSION/ IN SEA WATER I.S. (Image) (Image2) (Image3) (Image4) image image Starting at £ 160

CLOSED
Closing..May-10, 06:00 PM EST.
115   imageAirmail. 1936 Scipio crash cover (stamps washed off) from India to Holland with (scarce) two-line label in French (Image) Starting at £ 70

CLOSED
Closing..May-10, 06:00 PM EST.
116   imageAirmail. 1937 cover carried on Mrs Bonney's solo Australia to South Africa flight in her monoplane "My Little Ship II", bearing Australian stamps (Brisbane CDSs of 8th April) with India 12a added at base (boxed New Delhi airmail slogan cancel). Large boxed violet cachet front and back, the reverse signed by Mrs Bonney (Image) Starting at £ 180

CLOSED
Closing..May-10, 06:00 PM EST.
117   imageAirmail. 1937 Cygnus Crash covers (condition issues commensurate with immersion in sea water - the aircraft sank at Brindisi - stamps washed off all three), with three different boxed cachets (Nierinck 371205 a, b and c): violet DAMAGED BY SEA-WATER, black DAMAGED BY SEA/ WATER, and violet DAMAGED BY/ SEA WATER/ IN AIRPLANE/ ACCIDENT (Image) (Image2) (Image3) image image Starting at £ 100

CLOSED
Closing..May-10, 06:00 PM EST.
118   imageAirmail. 1937 Cygnus Crash covers (two, condition issues commensurate with immersion in sea water - stamps washed off one), with two different boxed cachets: violet DAMAGED BY SEA-WATER, and violet DAMAGED BY/ SEA WATER/ IN AIRPLANE/ ACCIDENT. Some staining (Image) Starting at £ 80

CLOSED
Closing..May-10, 06:00 PM EST.
119   imageAIRMAIL: 1941 First Flight illustrate cover, from Chungking to Calcutta, franked by 1932 AIR, 25c orange, $2 brown and 1938-41 $1 sepia and red-brown, with censor mark at right, reverse with Chungking dispatch mark and Indian slogan H/S, slight ageing otherwise fine and attractive item. This lot also includes an 1945 India commercial cover addressed to Chungking. (2) (Image) (Image2) image Starting at £ 80

CLOSED
Closing..May-10, 06:00 PM EST.
120   imageAirmail. 1942 illustrated envelope (with large red 'V', 'Trump cards') with 9p green pair, DAHARAMTALA CDS of 29 OCT. Purple 'Carried on/ Reconnaissance Flight/ Over Enemy Occupied Territory/ By U.S.A.A.C.' cachet, signed by pilot Capt. A.C. McMillan. Park Street slogan arrival on reverse of 30 OCT. 32 flown (Image) Starting at £ 80

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Closing..May-10, 06:00 PM EST.
121   imageAirmail. 1945 military airletter form with despatch CDS of 14 AUG 45, violet Unit Censor F841 and red RECOVERED FROM/ SALVAGED AIRCRAFT, all on front. The flight crashed near Dahanu in Bombay Province on 19th August, killing the crew. Wrinkles, otherwise good (Image) Starting at £ 90

CLOSED
Closing..May-10, 06:00 PM EST.
122   imageAirmail. 1950 envelope from Bombay Stock Exchange to London with 12a meter franking, peripheral tears and creasing. Backstamped with Bombay Stock Exchange CDS of 1 NOV 50, and bearing label 'Salvaged April 1951, from the Air Liner "Malabar-Princess", which crashed in the Alps, November 1950', tied by London F.S. CDS of 30 AP 51 Air India Flight 245 crashed near the summit of Mont Blanc on 3rd November 1950 on the Istanbul to Geneva leg of its journey. All 48 on board were killed. Some mail was recovered shortly after the crash. Further items were recovered in 1951, 1952 and a final tranche at the foot of a glacier in 1978 (Image) Starting at £ 180

CLOSED
Closing..May-10, 06:00 PM EST.
123   imageAirmail. 1950 small, damaged O.I.G.S. cover to New York with Calcutta meter mark frankings with two sealing tapes, and mimeographed label reading 'BUREAU DE POSTES AEROPORT FAROUK le retard et l'etat de l'objet sont due a l'accident survenu a l'avion le 31-8-50'. Scorched and watersoaked TWA Flight 903 was en route from Bombay to New York. On the Cairo to Rome leg it crashed and burned out with the loss of all 55 passengers and crew, near the village of Ityai el Barud, north of Cairo (Image) Starting at £ 320

CLOSED
Closing..May-10, 06:00 PM EST.
124   imageAirmail. 1951 OHMS card from Rajahmundry to Calcutta with EXPTL. S.O. MS-328 machine cancel, with good purple cachet SALVAGED NIGHT AIR MAIL/ DUM DUM CRASH 21st NOV 1951. Park Street Dely. CDS 29th Nov also on front. Damaged top right corner, nicely written up on page (Image) Starting at £ 80

CLOSED
Closing..May-10, 06:00 PM EST.
125   imageAirmail. 1982 airmail envelope (9 x 4") to London bearing contemporary 25p, 50p pair and 2r, somewhat soiled and water-stained, with violet cachet DAMAGED IN AIR ACCIDENT/ TO FLIGHT NO AI 463 AT/ BOMBAY AIR PORT ON 22 6 1982 The flight, a Boeing 707, originated at Kuala Lumpur and had picked up mail at Madras. The crash was due to pilot error during a rainstorm (Image) Starting at £ 80

CLOSED
Closing..May-10, 06:00 PM EST.
126   imageAirmail. American Army Post Office covers from India addressed to the US, many written up and identified on album pages, fair to fine condition, an interesting lot. (62) (Image) Starting at £ 160

CLOSED
Closing..May-10, 06:00 PM EST.
127   imageAIRMAILS: 1927-1944 group of five commercial air mail covers, we note; 1927 uprated 1a postal stationary envelope from Karachee addressed to Scotland via Basrah, 1935 cover addressed to Barbados, 1937 stampless crash mail cover addressed to Gloucestershire bearing DAMAGED BY SEA WATER IN AIRPLANE ACCIDENT boxed h/s in violet, and two KGVI censored covers, mixed condition, otherwise fine. (5) (Image) Starting at £ 80

CLOSED
Closing..May-10, 06:00 PM EST.
128   imageRocket Mail. 1934 cover from the Saugor Island Lighthouse experiments, black and white illustration at top left (the experiments were carried out at night) with boxed cachet 'Lighthouse/ Saugor Island/ 16-12-1934', signed Mary Shenton (wife of the lighthouse-keeper). Reverse signed Stephen H. Smith (Image) Starting at £ 80

CLOSED
Closing..May-10, 06:00 PM EST.
129   imageRocket Mail. 1935 (27 SEP) flimsy bearing mauve 2r Himalaya label (overprinted PARCEL in red) and 9p green, tied by Gangtok CDSs of 27 SEP. Violet SIR TASHI NAMGTAL FIELD/ TO, GANGTOK POST OFFICE and grey-blue pictorial SIKKIM ROCKET EXPERIMENT cachets, signed Smith, and endorsed on reverse by him '160 such missives', with a list of the 'Contents of Rocket' ("one dried Sea Horse.... one tube of tooth Paste....") Wrinkles (Image) Starting at £ 100

CLOSED
Closing..May-10, 06:00 PM EST.

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