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Paul Magid Imperial Airways Collection


Flying Boat Service
 
 
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Lot 8309

Flying Boat Service, 1936 (Dec), Route Test Flight, Southampton - Alexandria & Return, record breaking flight of Caledonia on return flight Alexandria - Southampton 21 Dec, arriving in the UK in just 32 hours with Imperial Airways time clock cachet; includes a photo of Caledonia; also, an illustrated cover from England to Egypt carried on 12 Dec Centaurus flight.
Suggested Bid $120.
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Lot 8310

Flying Boat Service, 1936 (Oct), Route Test Flight, London - Alexandria & Return, Imperial Airways cover carried on the return flight Alexandria - London, 31 Oct, by the Flying Boat Canopus, backstamped London, 2 Nov; with modern postcard of G-ADHL Flying Boat. No mail was carried on the outbound flight, but a few covers were carried on the return., Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $100.
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Lot 8311

Flying Boat Service, 1936, First Regular Service Between Alexandria and Brindisi, two Canopus First Flight covers: first northbound flight Alexandria - Brindisi, 3 Nov, fkd with six dif values, properly paying the 33 mils rate; also Brindisi - Alexandria originating in London, and flown on 3 Nov to Brindisi, where it connected with Canopus' first southbound flight to Alexandria on 5 Nov; thence to N. Rhodesia, 6d rate, backstamped Broken Hill (10 Nov) & Nkana (11 Nov), Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $80.
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Lot 8312

Flying Boat Service, 1937, First Return Flight, three covers carried by Courtier: 1.) Lindi (Tanganyika) - England, franked 50c, 2.) registered illustrated cover Dar-Es Salaam - India; and 3.) Durban - England, franked 6d., F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $120.
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Lot 8313

Flying Boat Service, 1937, Change of Route (European Sector), two covers: First Flight Alexandria - Marseilles, 1 Jan, by Centaurus with Imperial Airways receipt; also Trial Flight All Air Southampton - Alexandria, 26 Jan (maiden flight Cassiopeia), backstamped Cario, 29 Jan, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $100.
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Lot 8314

Flying Boat Service, 1937, Accelerated Service, Johannesburg - Southampton, two covers: First Flight cover Cape Town - Washington D.C., flown South African Airways to Johannesburg, then by accelerated service to Alexandria, 15 Feb, then on Castor, 23 Feb to Southampton, arriving 24 Feb, thence by sea to U.S.A. (no cancelling bars on the air mail etiquette); also a First Day Cover of South West Africa 1½d pictorial block of 4 (additional 6d on reverse for 1s rate), posted 1 Mar, Windhoek - U.S.A (by Capella Alexanadria - Souhampton, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $100.
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Lot 8315

Flying Boat Service, 1937, First Regular Northbound Service, Alexandria - Southampton, two covers: test cover Lagos - London via Khartoum & Southampton, 27 Jan, carried by Castor with Imperial Airways clock datestamp of arrival. This was the first all air service from Alexanadria to Southampton. Also, last northbound flight to Croydon from Luanshya (Northern Rhodesia), 24 Jan (by rail between Marseilles and Paris)., Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $90.
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Lot 8316

Flying Boat Service, 1937, Centaurus Mail, two covers: First Flight Southampton - Cape Town, 2 Mar, franked full set King Edward VIII; also Warsaw Poland - Cape Town via Athens, probably by rail from Poland, 5 Mar Athens transit, connecting with same flight, as Centaurus had been delayed by a day, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $90.
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Lot 8317

Flying Boat Service, 1937, Flight Diverted Due to Fog, cover Bulawayo - London on Canopus, departed Johannesburg 1 May, but on arrival at Southampton, was diverted by fog to Caudebec, France on the mouth of the Seine. Mail was transferred to Cross-Channel steamer, arriving 9 May, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $90.
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Lot 8318

Flying Boat Service, 1937, Extension of Service to Kisumu, two covers: England - Windhoek, May 15 by Challenger to Alexanadria, 17 May by Capella to Kisumu, 19 May by Astraea to Johannesburg (22 May) and Windhoek (27 May); also, First Return Flight Johannesburg - Ireland, 19 May, flown by Amalthea to Kisumu, the, Capella to Alexanadria and Cygnus to Southampton (26 May), triple 6d rate = 1s6d, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $90.
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Lot 8319

Flying Boat Service, 1937, Imperial Airways 1000th Flight, legal size souvenir cover to commemerate the event, sent registered from London to Cape Town, carried by Cygnus to Alexanadria (Castor, originally scheduled to fly, struck a yacht on take-off), Courtier to Kisumu, and Andromeda to Cape Town, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $90.
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Lot 8320

Flying Boat Service, 1937, Last Overland Mail from Johannesburg, two covers: Queenstown - Giessen, Germany, 2 Jun, flown as far as Rome, 1s rate; also Barakat, Sudan - England, franked 2½pi, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $90.
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Lot 8321

Flying Boat Service, 1937, Introduction of Centurion, two covers: Gold Coast - Natal, by steamer to Lagos (31 May), by air to Khartoum and on 8 Jun by Centurion to Durban; also, Durban - Washington D.C. via Southampton on 15 Jun on Centurion's first northbound flight, 1s rate ex Roosevelt collection), Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $90.
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Lot 8322

Flying Boat Service, 1937 (3 May), Coronation Day Mail, three registered covers, two Windhoek - England and one Potgietersrust South africa - U.S.A. Due to large volume of mail, a de Havilland "Dragon Rapide" was chartered to carry the extra load, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $80.
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Lot 8323

Flying Boat Service, 1937, Inauguration of Service, Southampton - Durban, two covers: England - Durban with Imperial Airways "1937 All Empire Mails By Air" promotional label; and England - Mozambique, flown to Beira., Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $80.
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Lot 8324

Flying Boat Service, 1937, Extension of Service to Durban, first southbound flight Uplands, Kenya - Inhambane, Mozambique, flown 2 Jun by Wilson Airways feeder service to Dar Es Salaam, then, on 7 Jun by Canopus, arriving Inhambane 8 Jun.
Suggested Bid $70.
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Lot 8325

Flying Boat Service, 1937, Last "Part Rail" Service, cover carried on last flight Cairo - London, 29 Jan (posted 26 Jan), illustrated corner card of Femiramis Hotel, Cairo., Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $50.
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Lot 8326

Flying Boat Service, 1937, First Return Flight, Kisumu - Alexanadria, cover from Mwinilunga (N. Rhodesia) via Broken Hill - England, by road to Broken Hill (backstamped May 18), Imperial Airways on the 20 May, hence by Capella and Cygnus to Southampton, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $50.
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Lot 8327

Flying Boat Service, 1937, Extension of Service, Alexandria - Kisumu, two covers: England - Windhoek, by Castor to Alexanadria, thence on the last land plane service by the Handley Page Helena to Kisumu; also cover Kisumu - U.S.A by Flying Boat service dated 21 May, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $50.
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Lot 8328

Flying Boat Service, 1937, First All Air Service, Durban - Southampton, attractive illustrated cover to U.S.A. carried entirely by Flying Boat, Durban - Southampton, 6 June, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $50.
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