(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 (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.
(Soviet) 1928 registered internal airmail cover franked 1924 perforated Lenin Memorial 6k. and 1927 Esperanto 14k. and, on reverse 5k. Peasant each tied by Moscow cds, the 5k on reverse additionally tied by special, large violet First Flight Moscou –Irkutsk handstamp.
1912 (25.7.) ‘Herzog Karl Eduard Fliegerschule’ 10pf violet-blue vignette used on picture postcard of ‘Ing. Schlegel, Leiter der Offizier Fliegerschule Gotha’ addressed to Bradfield, Reading and franked 10pf. tied Erfurt cds, redirected to Sunninghill, Ascot and from there to Bruges, Belgium and from there to Knoche. The vignette tied by Schlegel signature, a fine much travelled example.
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.
1924 registered airmail cover to Switzerland franked 1920 Rama VI issues 2s. (2), 5s. (4) and 15s. (3) all tied by three large 'aeroplane' illustrated Roi Etch date stamps, registration handstamp bottom left, reverse with Bangkok 2 and 5 transit cancels and Bern arrival cds.
1929 (6 IV) registered airmail cover, Bouchir to Imperial Bank of Persia, London, Franked on reverse 1926 ‘Regne de Pahlavi’ overprinted 10ch. and 3k. plus 1928-29 Airmail overprint 5ch. strip of three, obverse with registration handstamp and bilingual illustrated First Flight cachet Buchir – Londres.