Auction Details
G.B & Worldwide Stamps and Postal History (Auction 45)
Auctioneer: Argyll Etkin Limited Location: London
Contact: Tel: 0207 930 6100 Fax: 0207 494 288
Date: 6th March 2020 Time: 11:00AM
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Auction Lots - Page 14
652
  1922-32 Air Union and Farman Air Lines covers, cards and ephemera with 1922-24 covers flown from Paris to London (2), 1930 Paris Philatelic Exhibition flight to Brussels and 1931 Lyon Philatelic Exhibition flown cards (2); Air Union flights from Marseille to London (2, Ireland to Egypt or India to G.B), 1925 Le Bourget to Prague registered card, 1929 Le Bourget to London, 1932 London - Cannes first flight; and ephemera with Air Union advertising booklets (4), tickets (2), "Golden Ray" luggage label, 1929 summer programme, 1929 winter time-table, etc. (29). £280-320
653
  1924-37 Covers and cards flown to or from Africa, Asia or South America by various French air lines or aviators including covers from Sierra Leone (2) or Gold Coast (2) flown from Dakar, 1937 Mauritius cover and card carried on the return flight of "Roland Garros", covers to or from Morocco or Senegal, 1933 (Feb 27) Chile crash cover to England with boxed "DAMAGED BY SEA / WATER", Air Orient 1931 Marseille to Saigon first flight, etc, also some photos. (34). £220-260
654
  1933-47 Air France covers, photos and ephemera including 1934 Swiss cover to Delhi flown from Marseille to Saigon, 1937 first flight covers from Liberia or Ivory Coast and first flight without air fee to Amsterdam, 1938 China cover flown from Kunming to Hanoi, and publicity brochures (3), luggage labels (2), air post leaflet with air mail labels attached, postcards and photos, etc. Also 1933 card flown by CIDNA from Budapest to Paris and back in 25 hours. (38). £180-200

Germany
(Also See Lots 698, 708, 714, 940)

655
  1926-39 Covers and cards flown by Lufthansa including 1926 card from Moscow, 1926 Zurich to Berlin first flight, G.B covers to South America, etc.; and ephemera with "By Air to Soviet Russia" leaflet, 1931 tickets, luggage labels (3), postcards, etc. (28). £160-180
656
  Zeppelins. 1899-1936 Covers and cards with 1899 postcard of an airship over the Bodensee, 1931 Egypt flight cards and cover with Egypt Zeppelin stamps (2) or Germany 1m tied by Graf Zeppelin c.d.s all with the Cairo Zeppelin datestamp, 1928 Graf Zeppelin first American flight from Friedrichshafen franked 2m, Brazil covers, etc. Also a press photo of the Hearst Correspondent and Lady Drummond on the 1929 Round the World Zeppelin flight from Lakehurst. (11). £200-240
657
Click to view full image... Graf Zeppelin - England Flights. 1930-32 Covers, cards and photos comprising 1930 (April) flight to England, Swiss card from Romanshorn and cards with Germany 1m tied by Graf Zeppelin c.d.s (2) all with red oval "MIT LUFTSCHIFF / GRAF ZEPPELIN / BEFORDERT", and a press photo of the Zeppelin at Cardington; 1931 (Aug 3) Swiss postcard from Zurich bearing Germany 1m tied by Friedrichshafen c.d.s with "Englandfahrt 1931" cachet, and a press photo and postcard of the Zeppelin at Hanworth; 1932 (July) Swiss cover from Romanshorn and a cover bearing Germany air set of three tied by Graf Zeppelin c.d.s both with yellow "Englandfahrt 1932" cachets, all fine. (9). Photo on Page 90. £250-300
658
Click to view full image... Graf Zeppelin - Japan. 1929 Picture postcard of the Graf Zeppelin, posted by a passenger on the Round the World flight whilst at Tokyo, addressed to Switzerland with Germany 2m cancelled "LUFTSCHIFF / GRAF ZEPPELIN" c.d.s (Aug 15) and a Tokio c.d.s (Aug 19) alongside, red "LUFTSCHIFF GRAF ZEPPELIN / WELTRUNDFAHRT 1929" and "AN BORD DES / LUFTSCHIFFE / 19 AUG 1929 / GRAF ZEPPELIN", fine. Sieger S20e. Photo on Page 98. £130-150

Netherlands

659
  1919 "E.L.T.A Amsterdam" picture postcards, with poster type cards drawn by Hans Burgers (3), and views of Lunapark (3), aircraft or aviators, five postally used in Amsterdam (Aug 20 - Sep 5), scarce early cards. (14). £280-300
660
Click to view full image... 1921 (May 6) Cover from Rotterdam to Belfast endorsed "Per Luchtdienst, By Aeroplane", franked 15c + air 15c, carried on the first KLM flight from Amsterdam to London. A scarce first flight cover to Ireland. Photo on Page 98. £100-120
661
  1921 (June/July) Covers from Amsterdam to a ship's purser at Southampton franked 20c + air 15c, or from The Hague to London franked 21c + air 15c pair, both bearing red "KLM PER LUCHTPOST KLM" labels. Two scarce early commercial flight covers. (2). £100-120
662
  1921-29 KLM ephemera, letters and photos including 1921-22 time-table with an airman greeting two Dutch children on the cover and a perforated label with the same illustration, c.1921 tie-on luggage tag, various other advertising leaflet or time-tables (23), Amsterdam to London and Amsterdam to Hamburg route maps, luggage labels (6), photos or postcards (7), and a 1922 letter from KLM in London. A scarce lot of early flight ephemera, many very attractive. (42). £500-600
663
  1925-39 KLM Covers and cards including 1928 Stockholm to London night flight card flown from Amsterdam, 1929 Zuider Zee emergency winter air post cover incorrectly charged 12c postage due, 1930 Amsterdam to Alicante first flight, 1933 Groningen to Amsterdam first flight cover to Paris, 1935 Amsterdam to Athens first flight, 1936 Amsterdam to Budapest first flight, 1939 Rotterdam to Oslo or Kristiansund first flights, etc. Also postcards or photos (6), advertising leaflets (2) and 1925 time-table. (21). £140-160
664
  1929-34 KLM Services to Great Britain, with 1929 Rotterdam to London first flight cards (2); 1934 Amsterdam to Hull first flight and first return flight from Hull (10, two pilot signed) or from Liverpool, first flights between Hull and Liverpool (3), and later flights (3, two pilot signed), also associated letters, timetables (3), leaflet with air mail labels, postcards, etc. (31). £250-300
665
  1935-38 KLM Services to G.B including 1935 Liverpool to Amsterdam first flight, pilot signed; 1936 first flights from Amsterdam to Doncaster (3) or Liverpool, or from Doncaster to Amsterdam (3, one pilot signed); later flight covers from Amsterdam to Liverpool (2) or Doncaster (addressed to Lundy Island with Atlantic Coast Air Services ½d); 1938 Amsterdam to Manchester first flight; also various associated letters, postcards, time-tables and advertising leaflets. (42). £250-300
666
  1930-39 KLM Ephemera, the superb collection of advertising leaflets and time-tables, also some photos and postcards, letters, tickets, etc., all different, in an album. (107). £700-1,000
667
  1930-38 KLM Scandinavian Air Express Service advertising leaflets with time-tables (13) and route maps (4), also a cover from G.B to Sweden. (18). £180-220

KLM Flights to Dutch East Indies

668
  1924-29 Covers and cards with 1924 postcard of the Fokker H-NACC flown from Amsterdam to Batavia; 1927 Amsterdam to Batavia registered flight card and return flight covers (2); 1928 Amsterdam - Batavia trial flight covers from Holland (7) or Iraq (2, to India) or return flights from Netherlands Indies (8, all with air post stamps), also news cuttings and time-tables of the first five trial flights. (22). £300-400
669
  1930-31 Covers and cards with 1930 Amsterdam to Batavia first regular flight covers from Holland or G.B (3, to Java, Bangkok or Singapore) and first return flight (to Sweden); 1931 first extended flight to Australia (8, with covers from Holland, Batavia, Ireland, G.B, Singapore and Swiss cover carried on outward and return flights), and return flight (4, from Australia or Penang), etc. (20). £200-250
670
  1931-33 Covers (24) and ephemera including 1931 notice of new weekly service, advertising booklets and time-tables (11), postcards and photos (4). An interesting lot with covers from Malaya (3) and Hong Kong, 1931 "Ooievaar" crash cover, etc. (40). £300-350
671
  1934-35 Covers (26) including 1935 Palestine covers diverted via Malta due to a rebellion in Greece (2), covers from Malaya (3), Tangier, etc. Also time-tables or advertising leaflets (11), route map, luggage label, etc. (41). £250-300
672
  1933-34 Covers flown on the "Pelikaan" from Holland (3, one from Luxembourg pilot signed, also unused vignette) or return flight from Bandoeng (6), and postcards (3), booklet, route map; 1934 "Postjager" flight (12, four transferred en route to the "Pelikaan") and time-table; or 1934 "Uiver" London to Melbourne MacRobertson air race covers from G.B or Holland (3), return flight covers (2), photos and postcards (7), most with special named datestamps of the three aeroplanes. Also 1934 "Uiver" crash cover and photo. (43). £250-300

Sweden

673
  1928-45 ABA Flight covers, cards and ephemera including 1928 Stockholm to London first night flight (2), first return flight (2) and later flights from Stockholm (2, one from Switzerland); 1929 Stockholm - Amsterdam night flights (6, with first flights from Stockholm, Malmo or Copenhagen); 1936 Stockholm - Malmo first day flight; 1936 Bromma airport 50ore F.D.C and 1937 first flight from the airport; also photos and postcards (8), ABA luggage labels (3) and poster with route plan and time-tables, commercial covers, etc. (35). £240-280
674
Catalogue numbers and prices are from the "Schweizerisches LuftPost Handbuch", 2000 edition.
  Crash Mail - British Airways G-AESY. 1939 (Aug 14) Covers from London (printed "Strand Magazine" advertising envelope) or Liverpool to Stockholm both with the stamps washed off and differing Malmo Post Office explanatory slips enclosed, one cover forwarded within a transparent ambulance envelope. (2). £80-100

Switzerland
(Also See Lots 771, 774)

675
Click to view full image... 1913 (Mar 9) Basel to Liestal first Swiss aerial post, "Militar Aviatik" postcard depicting Helvetia on a monoplane, posted to London with 10c and blue 50c Flugpost label both cancelled by "ERSTE SCHWEIZERISCHE FLUGPOST" c.d.s in violet, very fine. PF1B, 700SF. Photo on Page 98. £120-150
676
Click to view full image... 1919 (Apr 30) Bern to Zurich first flight cover bearing air post 50c and Pro Juventute 15c, with "SCHWEIZER FLUGPOST" c.d.s and Ennenda arrival datestamp on reverse. Vertical fold, otherwise fine, with Bohler Certificate (1979). 19.1f, 750SF. Photo on Page 98. £100-120
677
  1919-20 Covers, cards and letters, with card from Geneva and covers from Bern (2, one with octagonal violet "FLIEGER ABT. CORPS AVIAT." datestamp) all bearing air post 50c with "SCHWEIZER FLUGPOST" arrival datestamps; also 1920 postcard of a mail plane over Geneva, 1920 "Ad Astra" headed envelope posted from Zurich, and letters to or from Ad Astra. (7). £100-120
678
  1922 Zurich First International Air Meeting official postcards (7, one with Flugmeeting c.d.s, one with Zurich slogan), cover with Zurich slogan, cover flown to Stuttgart with the Flugmeeting datestamps and "SCHWEIZER FLUGPOST" c.d.s, and Flugmeeting tie-on luggage label with details of free flights on the reverse. (10). £120-140
679
  1922-23 Covers from G.B to Switzerland (3) or Switzerland to G.B (9, one posted back to Switzerland) all intended for air mail between London and Paris, including 1922 (Feb 16) cover from London paid for the Instone Airways flight but with violet boxed "NO FLIGHT / SENT BY / ORDINARY SERVICE", 1923 (Apr 26) registered cover with "CONFERENCE POUR LA PAIX EN ORIENT / LAUSANNE" datestamps and registration handstamp, express cover, etc. (12). £240-280
680
Click to view full image... 1923 (Aug 16) Cover flown from Basel to Zurich on the first experimental Handley Page flight on the London - Paris - Basel - Zurich service, franked 45c with violet "Basel 2 / Flugpost / 16. Aug 1923", "SCHWEIZER FLUGPOST" and Zurich backstamps. Fine and scarce, 56 covers carried, with Bohler Certificate (1974). 23.1a, 2800SF. Photo on Page 98. £200-250
681
Click to view full image... 1923 (Aug 20) Picture postcard of a Handley Page aircraft, carried on the first regular flight from Basel to Zurich, franked 35c tied by Birsfelden c.d.s, with "SCHWEIZER FLUGPOST" c.d.s and black "Basel 2 / Flugpost / 20. Aug. 1923". Fine and scarce, 36 items carried. 23.2a, 3000SF. Photo on Page 98. £250-300
682
Click to view full image... 1923 (Aug 20) Cover franked 35c from Basel to Zurich, carried on the first regular Handley Page flight, with black "Basel 2 / Flugpost / 20. Aug. 1923" and "SCHWEIZER FLUGPOST" c.d.s on reverse. Fine and scarce, 36 items carried. 23.2a, 3000SF. Photo on Page 98. £240-280
683
Click to view full image... 1923 (Aug 17) Cover franked 45c, tied by "SCHWEIZER FLUGPOST" c.d.s with red "Mit Flugpost von ......" and "Nur durch Luft-Post", backstamped violet "Basel 2 / Flugpost / 21. Aug. 1923". Carried on the first regular flight from Zurich to Basel, fine and scarce. 23.2b, 2400SF. Photo on Page 98. £200-250
684
Click to view full image... 1923 (Aug 21) Cover to Paris franked 80c, tied by "SCHWEIZER FLUGPOST" datestamps, carried on the first regular Handley Page flight from Zurich to Paris, with arrival backstamp. Fine and scarce. 23.2c, 3000SF. Photo on Page 100. £250-300
685
Click to view full image... 1923 (Aug 17) Cover to London franked 65c, tied by "SCHWEIZER FLUGPOST" datestamps, carried on the first regular Handley Page flight from Zurich to London. Fine and scarce. 23.2d, 4500SF. Photo on Page 100. £250-300
686
Click to view full image... 1923 (Aug 17) Cover franked 65c from Brugg to London, carried on the first regular Handley Page flight from Zurich to London, with "SCHWEIZER FLUGPOST" c.d.s, red "Nur durch Luft-Post" and "Mit Flugpost von .....", fine and scarce. 23.2d, 4500SF. Photo on Page 100. £250-300
687
Click to view full image... 1923 (Aug 21) Registered cover from Zurich to London with 40c pair and air 25c tied by "SCHWEIZER FLUGPOST" datestamps, carried on the first regular Handley Page flight from Zurich to London. Redirected to Bexhill on Sea, backstamped at London (Aug 22) and Bexhill. Fine and scarce. 23.2d, 4500SF. Photo on Page 100. £250-300
688
Click to view full image... 1923 (Aug 21) Registered cover from Zurich to Dublin franked air 15c, 40c and 50c each tied by "SCHWEIZER FLUGPOST" c.d.s, backstamped in London (Aug 22). Carried on the first regular Handley Page flight from Zurich to London, possibly unique to Ireland, very fine. 23.2d, 4500SF. Photo on Page 100. £300-350
689
  1923 (Aug 27 - Sep 26) Covers and cards flown from Basel (6) or Zurich (2) to London by Handley Page, five with violet "Basel 2 / Flugpost" three line datestamp, two registered, all fine. 23.2dz/fz, 5500SF. (8). £350-450
690
Click to view full image... 1923 (Aug 17) Cover franked 65c from Brugg to London, carried on the first regular Handley Page flight from Basel to London with violet "Basel 2 / Flugpost / 21. Aug. 1923", "Mit Flugpost von ....." and red "Nur durch Luft-Post", underpaid and handstamped "T". Fine and scarce, 45 covers carried, with Bohler Certificate (1979). 23.2f, 4000SF. Photo on Page 100. £250-300
691
  1923-57 Covers and cards carried on various special or experimental flights, also cards from air meetings with special vignettes, cancels and official picture postcards, including 1923 Basel Militar Flugtag, 1924 Laufen, Grenchen (4), Lausanne (2), Romanshorn, "Les Rangiers", Solothurn (3), Lausanne Comptoir Suisse (2), 1925 Basel (2), Geneva (4), Zurich - St. Gallen, also 1932 Europa Rundfluges entry tickets (2), 1933 Mittelmeer flights to Tunis (2, one also flown on to Rome), etc. (67). £300-350
692
  1924 (June 9/18) Registered covers from Basel flown on the first Imperial Airways flights to Paris or London on June 18th, the cover to London sent express delivery. 24.4a/b, 1400SF. (2). £120-150
693
  1924-49 Covers and cards from Switzerland to G.B (70) or G.B to Switzerland (26), mainly sent via Paris, some first or last season flights including G.B to Switzerland first flights in 1926 (3), 1929 (2), 1932, last 1925 flight, 1930 first flights at 4d rate (2), 1937 first flights without air fee (4), Switzerland to G.B first flights of 1930 (2), 1931, 1933, cover from the 1932 Geneva Disarmament Conference (2), the others mainly commercial, some unusual frankings and WW2 routes. (96). £300-400
694
  1924-81 Covers and cards including 1924 cover flown from London to Berlin then reposted and flown to Geneva, 1925 Basel to Zurich first flight by Imperial Airways, 1925 cover flown from Brussels to Geneva then reposted and flown to London, 1933 Basel - Frankfurt night flights (6), etc. Also some ephemera with 1927 and 1929 official Swiss aerial time-tables, 1929 Balair Line booklet, 1928 authority for an Imperial Airways pilot to fly in Swiss territory, etc. (44). £300-350
695
Click to view full image... 1926 (May 15) First flight covers from Basel to London via Amsterdam (2), and June 1st first flight cover from Geneva to London via Paris and a card flown from Geneva to Paris. 26.5l, s, t, 1950SF. (4). Photo on Page 100. £180-220
696
  1929 Registered cover from Triessenberg to Brazil flown from Basel to London, bearing 70rp Liechtenstein stamps and 75c Swiss stamps; and a 1932 cover from Ireland franked 5½d (Dublin & Cork T.P.O Down c.d.s) to Vatican City, flown from Dublin to Geneva with "Geneve Poste Aerienne Suisse" transit c.d.s, backstamped at Rome and Vatican City. Two unusual covers. (2). £150-180
697
Click to view full image... 1935 (Apr 1) Swissair first flight covers from London to Basel (just 15 covers carried), Zurich to London (2) or Basel to London (2). Also December 15th card carried on the first winter flight from Basel to London. 35.1a, b, c / 35.5a, 2400SF. (6). Photo on Page 100. £180-220
698
  Zeppelin Mail. 1936 Registered cover from Bern to USA carried on the eighth North American flight of the "Hindenburg", and a card from Basel carried on the Olympic flight of "Hindenburg", both with Frankfurt Flug-und-Luftschiffhafen c.d.s and flight cachets, very fine. ZF242, 249, 950SF. (2). £80-100

Africa Air Mails

1927-28 Wakefield Survey Flight Around Africa, Flown by Alan Cobham

699
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... Uganda / Sudan. 1928 Cover to England with Sudan 10m tied by Khartoum c.d.s (Feb 12), the reverse with "Entebbe Club, Uganda" embossed on the flap and endorsed and initialled by Cobham "By air from Entebbe to Khartoum AJC". No official mail was carried by Cobham on his famous "Round Africa" flight in a Short Singapore flying boat, but seven covers are recorded carried unofficially on various legs. These include three virtually identical covers carried from Entebbe to Khartoum and posted upon arrival, an additional flight made by Cobham to fulfil Captain Gladstone's contract with the East African Government; one of these covers sold in our 29th September 2017 auction for £3,500. An important pioneer flight cover. Photo on Page 102. £2,000-2,500
700
Click to view full image... South Africa / G.B. 1928 Cover to Poste Restante, Cape Town, probably carried on the flight from England to Durban and posted upon arrival (Mar 28) franked South Africa 1d, arrival backstamp (Mar 30), signed "A.J Cobham". A unique pioneer flight cover to South Africa. Photo on Page 102. £1,200-1,500
701
Click to view full image... Ivory Coast / G.B. 1928 Cover to England inscribed "Per Flying Boat Singapore" and signed "Alan J. Cobham", flown from the Ivory Coast to England and posted upon arrival with four 50c stamps cancelled at Dabou (May 10) and a G.B 1½d tied by Fawley, Southampton c.d.s (June 2). Cobham made a forced landing in the Ivory Coast when his engines overheated. A unique cover from this important pioneer flight. Photo on Inside Front Cover. £2,000-2,500
Auction Details
G.B & Worldwide Stamps and Postal History (Auction 45)
Auctioneer: Argyll Etkin Limited Location: London
Contact: Tel: 0207 930 6100 Fax: 0207 494 288
Date: 6th March 2020 Time: 11:00AM
Details: Please contact office for viewing details.
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