Auction 537 - Tuesday, August 10, 2021

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2365 C Australia-Netherland Indies 1931 special airmail flight (May). Attractive cover with 6d, 1/- Roo, 3d, 6d Kingsford Smith. $75.00 Spin UpSpin Down
2366 C Australia 1934 to NZ official airmail cover bearing GV 1d & 3 x GV 2d (canc 6 APR 1934) & a rectangular official cachet in purple. B/s "Christchurch 12 AP 34", roughly opened. Eustis & Frommer (2008). Cat A$60. $30.00 Spin UpSpin Down
2367 C Australia-NZ 1958 TEAL 30th Anniv 1st trans-Tasman crossing return flown souvenir with cachet & NZ special cancel. Stapleton 492. $10.00 Spin UpSpin Down
2368 C Australia 1984 50th Anniv 1st Official Trans-Tasman airmail re-enactment cacheted souvenir Australia-NZ-Australia FFC with transit b/s. Stapleton 761b. $15.00 Spin UpSpin Down
2369 C Australia 1984 50th Anniv 1st Airmail Sydney-NZ & return Qantas re-enactment cacheted cover, also 40th anniv 1st airmail Melbourne-PNG re-enactment cover with arrival b/s. Eustis 1978, 1984. Cat A$20. $15.00 Spin UpSpin Down
2370 C Belgian Congo 1937 (June). FF Belgium to Belgium Congo by Air Afrique (via Algiers), 8 special p/cs (showing route map), all diff stages (mostly within Belgian Congo). Pmks incl Bukama, Kabalo, Kindu, Bumba. Minor perf tone on a few stamps, otherwise fine. $120.00 Spin UpSpin Down
2371 C Belgian Congo 1936 (Oct) FF Belgium to Belgian Congo by Sabena, 4 special p/s (showing route map, diff stages incl Brussels to Stanleyville (toned), Stanleyville to Libenge, Elisabethville to Stanleyville & Bumba to Libenge. Some perf tone, otherwise fine. $50.00 Spin UpSpin Down
2372 C Belgium/Nigeria 1936 plain air cover posted Brussels 15 Oct, typed "via Imperial Airways", to Nigeria, then readdressed to Belgium. Transit b/s of Khartoum (Sudan) 20.X.36, Lagos (Nigeria) 26 OC 36, Lagos 24 FE 37 (on front), & Laeken (Belgium) 20.III.37. The return flight was clearly much delayed. Fine. $75.00 Spin UpSpin Down
2373 C Belgium 1937 (15-20 May), matching FFCs x 3 from Brussels (via Paris) to West Africa, via Air France, Air Afrique & Aeromaritime (Senegal to Congo), with special boxed red flight cachet. To Libreville (Gabon), Douala (Cameroun), & Pointe-Noire (Middle Congo). With appropriate transit & receipt b/s. Light perf tone, otherwise fine. $75.00 Spin UpSpin Down
2374 C Belgium 1937 (5 April) FFCs x 4 by Sabena, Brussels to Frankfurt, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, with special flight cachets. Also 3 later special flight covers, Brussels to Venice via Prague, Brussels to Liberec via Prague & Brussels to Gersfeld, Germany (World Gliding Contest). Some perf tone, otherwise fine. Total 7 covers. $75.00 Spin UpSpin Down
2375 C Belgian Congo 1938 (Nov) matching set (?) of 6 special pictorial "100th flight" covers (to Belgium). Diff stages ex Stanleyville, Elisabethville, Coquilhatville, Libenge, Kindu & Bumba. Some minor perf toning on stamps, otherwise fine. $90.00 Spin UpSpin Down
2376 C Canada 1936 x 3 diff cacheted FFCs, also 1937 x 2 diff, 1938 x 2 diff & 1946 x 3 diff (10 covers). $20.00 Spin UpSpin Down
2377 C Denmark/Japan/Germany 1970 (1-3 March), Lufthansa LH 650/655 FF Copenhagen to Osaka & return to Hamburg, 10 diff cacheted covers, incl posted Finland (2), Iceland (2), Norway, Greenland, Sweden, Belgium). Noted 2 with boxed "MISSENT TO KOREA". All with receipt b/s. Fine. Cat 265 Marks in 1980s. $75.00 Spin UpSpin Down
2378 C France 1870 Siege of Paris, entire (missing 1 internal flap), Paris cds 25 OC 70, m/s "Par ballon monté" (By manned balloon), to Gironde (no receipt b/s). Franked 20c Napoleon III blue. M/s on back (in diff hand): "Vauban" (carried on balloon Vauban, departed Paris 26 OC 70). Yvert & Tellier cat 360E. Early air mail! $200.00 Spin UpSpin Down
2379 C France 1924 Vincennes air post, set of 6 triangular semi-postals 5c-2F (biplane in flight) & 10c, 15c, Sower, each canc by fine "VINCENNES AVIATION" cds 9.6.24. With black on red air label, addressed to Paris, b/s "BOURGET AVIATION PARIS" cds. On back, fountain pen advert label. Fine & scarce. $150.00 Spin UpSpin Down
2380 C France 1935 rocket aeroplane experiment. Cto cover franked 5c, 10c Sower canc large h/s (= "Experiment cancelled by order of the Minister of the Interior"). Also with commem cinderella label canc by h/s of inventor Charles Robert (& signed by him), & "PAR FUSEE" label (By Rocket). Fine. $75.00 Spin UpSpin Down
2381 C French Oceanic Settlements 1951 (31 Dec) plain FFC Papeete to Auckland, NZ via TEAL "Coral" route, with special flight cachet h/s, Auckland b/s 1 JA 52 (Stapleton #389d). Also similar air cover by same service, canc Papeete 19.3.52. Both ex British Consulate, Papeete (royal arms on flap) to Belgian Consul in Wellington, NZ. Fine. $40.00 Spin UpSpin Down
2382 C Germany/Yugoslavia/Bulgaria 1970 (2-3 April) Lufthansa LH 198/199 FFC Frankfurt to Sofia via Belgrade, 3 diff outward cacheted covers (incl 2 posted Iceland, Belgium) & return (1 ex Belgrade, 2 ex Sofia). Fine (6 covers). $45.00 Spin UpSpin Down
2383 C Germany/Syria 1970 (6-7 Jan) Lufthansa LH 612/613 FF Frankfurt to Damascus, by Boeing 727, 7 diff outward cacheted covers (incl posted Iceland & Netherlands), all with receipt b/s, & 2 diff ex return flight. Fine. (9 covers). $50.00 Spin UpSpin Down
2384 C Germany/USA 1970 (1-2 Nov) Lufthansa LH 408/409 FF Köln to New York & return by Boeing 747, 15 diff cacheted covers, incl posted Ireland, Finland, Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Yugoslavia, Poland. Fine. Cat 300 Marks in 1980s. $90.00 Spin UpSpin Down