(1911 Windsor Flight) 1911 (SP 9) card addressed to “Captain John Humpfrey, Yorkshire Regt, District Commissioner, Lagos, Southern Nigeria” franked two ½d. tied FIRST UNITED KINGDOM AERIAL POST LONDON cds, reverse with unclear entry cds of SP 29 and double ring BADAGRY SOUTHERN NIGERIA cds of SP 30; a fine and most unusual destination and part from slight ink smudge in very fine condition with arrival cancels
(Airmail) 1911 internal registered cover franked 3p., 2a. and 8a. tied by single illustrated FIRST AERIAL POST/ U.P. Exhibition Allahabad cds, fine legible registration handstamp bottom left, manuscript registration number “9”. Fine and attractive.
(Ballon Monte) 1870 (14 Nov) entire to Moscow, Russia franked 1863-71 Laureated Napoleon 80c. tied ‘24’ Paris Star with cds in association, red framed PD and blue manuscript ratings applied in transit; without backstamps, fine and fresh. Brun Certificate.
(Ballon Monte) 1870 (26 Oct) small entire to St Petersbourg, Russia franked 1863-71 Laureated Napoleon 80c. tied ‘18’ Paris Star with Paris, A. D’Amsterdam cds in association, framed PD and red manuscript rates in transit. Small tear at back, fine and fresh to rare destination. The letter was sent to Councellor of State Mr Alexandre de Schulz denying any involvement of Prince Napoleon in scandal with forger of Russia’s banknotes made by Mr. Dombrowsky.
(Libia) 1933 airmail cover to Lodi, franked Postage 50c. and Air 50c. of Tripolitania plus vertical pair of overprinted 80c Posta Aerea cancelled Posta Aerea Tripoli D’Africa cds, Lodi Milano arrival backstamp. Scarce 80c. multiple.
(Picture Stationery) 1927 ‘Steinadler’ 20pf + 15pf card celebrating opening of Lufthansa airmail route Stettin – Copenhagen – Gothenburg – Oslo, depicting seaplane flying over Viking ships, used from Berlin to Oslo with slogan cancel of 17.7., though card dated 18th; two small surface abrasions at right, corner bumps and edge wear.
(Picture Stationery) 1938 6pf Hindenburg card celebrating ‘Deutschlandflug Nationalsozilistisches Fliegerkorps’ used on first day of meeting with Hannover slogan cancel; a couple of light stains top left on back, a scarce used card
(Somalia) 1938 (3.7.) ‘Ala Littoria’ 1L franked airmail cover cancelled Iavello Galla e Sidama cds with a finer cds to left, reverse with Dalle Galla E Sidama backstamp with error of year. Some toning around stamp, a very rare cancel and internal airmail of Italian East Africa (Galla e Sidama was a district formed from land conquered from Ethiopia).
1907 Daily Graphic Balloon flight card from London, the balloon descended near Tosse, Sweden on Oct 12th. This card was thrown overboard immediately before descent and posted by the finder at Mellerud back to UK with framed T handstamp and 2d. charge raised in UK. Also with an unused card and a postcard sized photo inscribed in Swedish showing crowd around balloon; good to fine condition.
1911 (18 FE) registered envelope endorsed “By 1st Aerial Post”, franked 1902 4a. tied large FIRST AERIAL POST/ U.P. Exhibition Allahabad pictorial handstamp, with another strike at bottom left, reverse with registration label, Allahabad and arrival cancels.
1919 (14.8.) printed headed envelope from Constantinople to Paris franked Merson 40c. strip of three and Sower 5c. tied by two framed ARMEES ALLIEES EN ORIENT/ POSTE AERIENNE cachets, Tresor et Postes 506 cds, arrival backstamp.
1919 (22.9.) envelope to American Express, Paris franked Merson 1f. and Sower 10c. and 15c. tied by framed ARMEES ALLIEES EN ORIENT/ POSTE AERIENNE cachet, Tresor et Postes 506 cds, censor tape at top that is tied at back.
1921 (13.10.) airmail cover from Halep to Alexandrette franked AVION overprinted 1pi. on 20c. Sower pair and Merson 5pi. on 1f. and 10pi. on 2f. tied bilingual HALEP 3 cds; some toning around perfs as usual and light vertical crease at right clear of stamps, slightly reduced at base.