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Stamp auction - 3 September 2015 (realised prices)
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This auction took place on 3 September 2015. Estimates and realised prices are shown below for information only.
Sale 151 - World Postal History
Lot Thumbnail   Description of lot Estimate Realised
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
PAN AMERICAN AIRWAYS FAM 17 first flight covers to Europe onto Burma, 1946-53 Official mainly cacheted covers with attractive frankings from Austria, Czechoslovakia, Turkey, Iraq & Burma, flights incl. Vienna to Gander, Brussels, Ankara to New York, Gander & Karachi, Istanbul to Calcutta & Tokyo, Basra to Boston, London, Damascus, Istanbul, Rangoon to Delhi, Karachi, Basra, Beirut & Istanbul etc. (32) £50 to 65 £52.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
AERIAL PROPAGANDA LEAFLETS (21) incl. 'Ein Peinliches Versprechen' leaflet distributed to aircraft workers at English Electric as sample of what RAF intended to drop over Germany April 1942 (2 examples), 'DIEPPE' We and British invade France leaflet dropped by the Germans after Dieppe raid 4.9.1942, LE COURIER DE L'AIR No 24 1941 (4 page) leaflet dropped by the RAF over France & distributed by the Resistance. MALAYA COMMUNIST INSURGENCY 1950's 3338/HPWS/38 yellow safe conduct pass dropped in the area of Kluang, 1954 leaflet advertising E. Yorkshire Rgt Display & Fete dropped by Auster of 1902 AOP flight RAF over Kluang Johore on 29.7.54 (3 examples) etc. Fine condition throughout, rarely offered material. £70 to 80 £110.00
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
AIRMAILS 1941 PAA first flight covers (17) 6th -16th Dec from San Juan/Lagos, Port of Spain/ Leopoldville, (2 virtually identical covers), Belem/Bathurst, another but unusually addressed to destination & Belem cachet in error, Bathurst/Lagos addressed to destination, Bathurst/Port of Spain, San Juan, Lagos/Belem, Natal, San Juan Leopoldville/Miami, Lagos, Natal, San Juan, various frankings from USA, Trinidad & Tobago, Brazil, Gambia, Nigeria, Belgian Congo, appropriate Airmail marks/cachets & b/stamps. £60 to 80 N/S
356   Used (on letter or envelope)
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH FIRST DAY COVERS collection housed in 13 FDC albums. 1937-2010 (mainly QEII-2010) covering Ascension, St. Helena & Tristan Da Cunha. Majority are clean illustrated covers incl. lots of thematics. (736) £300 to 400 N/S
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
BRITISH WEST INDIES 1929-86 flight cover (15) incl. Bahamas 1929 PAA 1st flight Nassau - Miami. Bermuda 1937 Imperial Airways 1st flight Hamilton - York with cachet. Grenada 1930 Nyrba 1st flight St. George - Port of Spain etc. £50 to 70 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
MALTA & CYPRUS 1908 letter from Sicily to Malta with 2c cancelled CATANIA, underpaid with ½d in circle T mark & reverse MALTA c.d.s, Italian mark AVVISO DI PASSAGGIO in large letter, 1919 reg 2d envelope + 1½d franking, cancelled COSPICUA/MALTA, 1948 FOUND OPEN OR DAMAGED, CROWN SECURED LABELS with Valletta cancels, CYPRUS 1945, UNIT CENSOR marked cover, F.P.O No.12 to India. (4) £70 to 85 N/S
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
PACIFIC ISLANDS first or special flight covers (12) incl. 1953 Qantas Coronation flight Honiara - London Official cover. 1958 Air Letter to Grimsby with Barakoma Airfield boxed cachet. Cook Islands - Royal New Zealand Air Force flight Raratonga - Auckland, signed by crew on reverse (scarce). Carpenter Airlines 1938 June 3rd Rabaul - Brisbane then flown onto London by Imperial Airways/Qantas etc. £50 to 60 N/S
360   Used (on letter or envelope)
WORLD POSTAL HISTORY GLORY BOX of covers & a few stamps, mainly British Commonwealth with Australia & Pacific Islands, British Africa, B.W.I & B.N.A etc. Also incl. New Zealand QV Beer Duty 52 gallons, 13 shillings Revenue stamp (scarce). Viewing essential. (100's) £200 to 300 £680.00
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