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Stamp auction - 5 December 2013 (realised prices)
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This auction took place on 5 December 2013. Estimates and realised prices are shown below for information only.
Sale 146 - Aviation - West Sussex Gentlemans Collection
Lot Thumbnail   Description of lot Estimate Realised
192
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
Early cross-Channel flights incl. Bleriot signature on small piece & 8 contemporary Bleriot related PPC's together with PPC's of other early aviators incl. signed cards of Prier & Salmet, 1909 Daily Mail cards (4), Latham 'Circuit de l'Est,' photograph of Moisant over Walmer etc. (qty) £180 to 200 £270.00
193
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
Ballon Monte - 'Le Jacquard' flimsy EL addressed to Calvados with Paris c.d.s. (23 Nov 70) & boxed 'P.P' endorsed 'Par Ballon Monte' the reverse with Caen-Paris TPO c.d.s. of 25 December. The 'Jacquard' was blown off course and crash landed in the sea near the Scilly Isles, some of the mail being recovered in stages during December. Perfectly legible despite some water-staining. One of the scarcest balloon flights out of Paris during the Siege. £1800 to 2000 N/S
194
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
France 1912 Nancy - Luneville flight: unusual envelope addressed to army officer (surname erased) with 10c sower cancelled at village PO Tomblaine & forwarded to Nancy with Friand vignette, Luneville arrival c.d.s, also M & U examples of the 25c vignette. (3) £80 to 100 £110.00
195
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
Banks Airline 1921: scarce PPC (small mark) of the Westland aircraft of the short lived British Banks Air Company in its hangar at Le Bourget, sent under cover with message from French aero-mechanic. £20 to 30 £20.00
196
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
'King Albert Line' two uncensored PPC's to UK from La Panne (Oct 1916/April 1917) each with Belgian military c.d.s. (uncoded/code 5) from British medical units. Difficult to verify but an intriguing pair. (2) £60 to 80 N/S
197
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
'Stamp Collecting' magazine souvenir card (1919) light toning, small repair, Mulready design card addressed to London with 10c Sower stamp, cancelled at Paris and flown to UK with Hugh Vallancey on special Peace Conference flight. £40 to 50 £40.00
198
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
London - Paris 1919 small E (dusty, lacks flap) addressed unusually to a ship at Toulon & franked with KGV 1d & 1½d stamps plus 2/6d Seahorse (closed nick) for the air fee - fine AIR MAIL/EXPRESS cancellation of 18 November 1919 - the second week of the express air service. Scarce. £180 to 200 £200.00
199
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
France, Le Buc Meeting, 1920 special PPC (13 pilots, corner bend/toning) designed for round-flight between Le Buc and London, 10c sower cancelled by MEETING c.d.s. (9.10.20) and overprinted Guynemer air label (small fault), tied by ROYAL AERO-CLUB/LONDON cachet of the following day, also normal & overprinted vignettes. (3) £80 to 100 £80.00
200
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
Danzig - UK 1920 reg cover (missing flap) to Manchester with 1920 overprinted airmail stamp trio (Mi.50-52) and 20pf stamp with Danzig c.d.s. (27 October), Berlin & London transits. £80 to 100 £92.00
201
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
France - UK: four covers incl. (May 1920) 3fr25c express service franking from Paris (one stamp with rusty clip mark), also three UK 1920-21 air covers to France at the 4½d rate. (4) £80 to 100 £80.00
202
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
UK - Belgium 1921 cancelled flight: 4½d rated (slightly crumpled) E to SNETA pilot at Brussels aerodrome, the air label cancelled by a scarce boxed NO FLIGHT/SENT BY/ORDINARY SERVICE - Croydon airport suspended services following the crash of a SNETA plane which resulted in the pilot's death. £60 to 80 N/S
203
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
Czechoslovakia - UK 1921 attractive reg cover franked with Czech 28k airmail overprint (SG.217) and further 250k in stamps neatly tied by Kadan c.d.s. Scarce item flown on final flight of CFRNA service via Paris, BPA Cert. £150 to 200 £220.00
204
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
Sweden - UK 1921 PC (corner faults) to Manchester with airmail 10ore on 30ore pair (SG.120a) & 5ore stamp, cancelled by Stockholm machine and flown by SLA via France. £40 to 60 N/S
205
 Used
Used (on letter or envelope)
France - UK monitoring flight: OHMS cover with sower 25c pairs (2) - one with damaged corner, ex-Paris, with original Air Ministry timing slip. £120 to 150 £120.00
206
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
Holland - UK 1921 PPC (soft crease) with 15c airmail & 1c on 4½c stamps for printed matter rate, endorsed 'Sent by Allebe' and signed by KLM pilots Allebe & van Amstel - scarce early KLM item. £60 to 75 £70.00
207
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
UK - Germany 1922 FFC's incl. scarce airmail PPC to Leeds (illus. Newall p.99) ex APO S40 (British Army base, Cologne) with KGV ½d & 3d stamps, also fine 5d rated cover from London to Berlin via Cologne - fine attractive pair. (2) £180 to 200 £170.00
208
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
UK - Holland 1923 reg cover with KGV 1½d (2), 2d & 2½d stamps cancelled at Charing Cross & addressed to Baarn via Amsterdam. Attractive item. £50 to 70 N/S
209
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
Germany - UK 1923 scarce cover (light crease) ex British Occupying Forces with KGV ½d & 3d stamps, tied by crisp strikes of the single ring APO S40 (code 2) c.d.s for 24 Ja 23 - very scarce & attractive. £70 to 90 N/S
210
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
Switzerland - UK 1923 Handley - Page experimental flight March 1923 prior to introduction of general service (August 1923) - attractive cover to London with 'Pro Juventute' 5c (6) & 10c plus airmail 25c stamps cancelled at Zurich (29 March) and endorsed 'Paris - London,' very scarce. £150 to 200 N/S
211
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
Germany - UK 1923-25 inflation period cover with 4,400m franking ex Berlin (5.7.23) flown by KLM, 1925 neat cover with KGV 1d (2) & 1½d stamps cancelled by double ring APO/S40 of British Forces in Cologne with Imperial Airways cachet on reverse. Also 1923 France - UK cover over-franked with Pasteur 10c, 30c & 50c used on day of issue. (3) £60 to 80 N/S
212
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
Mongolia - Australia 1929 registered Russian 5k stationery PPC with added 3k (2) & 50k stamps ex Irkutsk and routed via Moscow, Berlin & London - a complex route by 'plane, train & ship analysed on album page. Remarkable item. £100 to 140 £155.00
213
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
Ireland - India 1929: First Irish acceptance for Imperial Airways route 'Captain Smye' cover ex Dublin to Delhi with Irish ½d (odd toned perf) & 6d stamps cancelled by Dublin 27 c.d.s (23 De 29) and flown via Germany & Eastern Europe. £60 to 70 £60.00
214
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
UK - Germany & Finland 1925: pair of covers ex Liverpool, each showing usage of the s/line AIR MAIL h/stamp incl. FFC to Helsinki with KGV 2½d & 6d stamps with BEE slogan cancellation (27 June) and Finnish 2 line cachet on reverse, also Hannover 'last flight' cover with KGV ½d & 3d stamps, redirected to Hamburg. (2) £70 to 90 N/S
215
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
UK - Morocco 1924: printed matter rate cover (3½d) ex Liverpool with uncommon PAR AVION/DE/TOULOUSE cachet - flown by Latecoere between Toulouse & Casablanca. £50 to 70 £72.00
216
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
Russia - UK 1929: Leningrad - London reg commercial cover (odd tone spot) with 3k, 20k, 50k & 1r stamps tied by attractive pictorial airmail c.d.s. for the Leningrad - Berlin flight, with Berlin transits. Uncommon. (1) £60 to 80 £72.00
217
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
'Round the World' flight 1928 unusual GB sto window ½d envelope (small fault) uprated with ½d & 5d stamps ex London Stamp Exhibition (c.d.s cancellation & commemorative label) sent via Iraq - 4a stamp cancelled at Khanibin - to USA (5c stamp ex San Bernardino) and returned to UK with full range of transit cancels & recipients' annotation. £60 to 80 £84.00
218
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
European mail to UK 1925-28 group of 6 attractive items incl. 1925 Geneva Meeting reg'd cover with 3 colour franking & pairs of vignettes, Denmark (1925) with 10o & 25o air stamps, Belgium (1927) reg'd with 5c & 2fr stamps, Austria 50g air stamp on PPC with First Flight red cancellation, balloon mail PPC from Luxembourg, 1927 Philatelic Exhibition & Sweden Royal Birthday stamps on PPC with First Flight c.d.s. & 'overnight service' cachet. (6) £120 to 150 N/S
219
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
Balkans - UK unusual pair of covers incl. 1925 reg'd E ex Albania with complete set of (1925) air stamps & 50q (SG.183) flown by AAL plus Greece reg'd with 1926 air set (odd toned perf) plus 3d & 5d stamps and good set of transit marks. (2) £80 to 100 £110.00
220
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
UK Air Ministry flights to the Western Isles, 1943-44 group of covers with KGVI frankings (mainly 2½d) cancelled at Henlow Camp, Glasgow or Edinburgh, most with contemporary annotation on reverse and other marks incl. Tiree RAF PO's/I RAF BENBECULA, RAF Chessington cachet etc. Uncommon lot which would repay research. (9) £100 to 150 £115.00
221
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
RAF Official mail, Sept-Oct 1939: remarkable group of OHMS covers with good variety of RAF unit cachets and various instructional marks incl. DRLS, AIR DESPATCH, ARMY COURIER SERVICE etc, most marked 'SECRET' (14) £200 to 240 N/S
222
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
London - Windsor flight 1911 fine red brown PC with ½d stamp cancelled by London c.d.s. No.2 and purple envelope (with used original letter sheet), the 1d stamp cancelled by the London No.3 c.d.s. Useful pair. (2) £80 to 100 £80.00
223
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
London - Cape Town 1936: souvenir leaflet (4pp, folds) autographed by pilot Tommy Rose. £20 to 30 £42.00
224
 Literature
'By Air to Paris' (Turner) - 40pp booklet (incl. 16pp adverts) c1920's with small faults - an illustrated, romantic passengers account of the London - Paris flight. £20 to 30 £22.00
225
 Literature
European airlines 1930's timetables - fascinating all-different group incl. KLM and feeder lines (7), Sabena (3), Imperial Airways (2), ABA, Swissair, Lufthansa, Norwegian (2), Aeroflot etc. Good/very good condition. (19) £200 to 250 £210.00
226
 Literature
Handley-Page '40 Years On' 96pp hardcover book (1949) well illustrated company history with tipped-in facsimile congratulatory telegram from Winston Churchill to Sir Frederick Handley-Page. Fine & very scarce. £80 to 100 N/S
227
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
Airmail miscellany incl. (1929) Imperial Airways 8pp leaflet with 2 large maps, Bleriot PPC & GB numbered special issue personalised stamps sheetlet (2009), Instone luggage label (1923), early aeroplane cards, 1921 Handley-Page timetable, early UK flown covers incl. to Senegal (1926) & Italy (1928) plus RAF flying boat to Gibraltar (1930) etc. (qty) £150 to 180 £220.00
228
Used (on letter or envelope)
PICTURE POSTCARDS trio of fine RP cards (2 postally used 1912-13) incl. Colonel Cody's biplane outside its hangar and a crowded view of the fatal crash site at Aldershot, also an unidentified biplane crashed into a wall, with observers c1912. (3) £40 to 50 £74.00
229
Used (on letter or envelope)
PICTURE POSTCARDS B.C. Hucks stunt flyer: RP cards (one used) with the odd small fault, showing Hucks with child & chimpanzee passengers, looping the loop, crowd scene, 1912 Daily Mail circuit, portraits etc. (7) £40 to 50 £70.00
230
Used (on letter or envelope)
PICTURE POSTCARDS 1912-13 Daily Mail RP cards (2 used) with odd small fault, showing Salmet, Nardini, Grahame White, water planes etc. (8) £40 to 50 £82.00
231
Used (on letter or envelope)
PICTURE POSTCARDS - Seaplanes, various RP cards, mostly early types incl. 3 postally used - one showing plane swamped at sea (1919), the 'Iris' at Invergordon (1926), 1912 Waterplane Tour (2) - one creased, Tresco Bay plus 2 later (1930's) cards. Interesting lot. (10) £50 to 60 £105.00
232
Used (on letter or envelope)
PICTURE POSTCARDS miscellaneous cards (mainly RP incl. 3 reproductions) Worden in monoplane (1914), Nardini's Deperoussin plane, Audemars, unusual French army plane transport etc. (13) £40 to 50 £64.00
233
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
London - Paris 1920 (1 July) manila E (trimmed both ends, folds affect two stamps) franked at the rare, short loved 2/2½d rate with 2s air free (1s stamps x2) after removal of the compulsory express element - the scarcest of the early airmail rates, in force for 9 weeks only. £180 to 200 N/S
 
   
       
   
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