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    1936/39: EAMS Far East - Interesting Group of 21 covers showing interesting destinations and routings, including Mail from Ceylon to Austria (1936), cover from Argentine to New Zealand (1939) sent by Air France via Marseilles to Bangkok and transferred to Imperial service to Sydney, Envelope from Newark N.J. sent by KLM via Amsterdam - Batavia then by Imperial service to Tasmania (1938), cover from Burma at 9 1/2  a. rate to Napier NZ, unlisted 'INDIA-GREECE-GERMANY AIR SERVICE' handstruck on cover from India to Germany as well as Mail from China, France, Italy, Latvia and Malta to Australia, Palestine via Italy to Czechoslovakia and Philippines to Switzerland, all using Imperial Airways service.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 500 CHF

    Lot# : 945 Collections/lots worldwide

    1937/38: Trans-Atlantic Route - Joint Service with PAA, Group of seven covers including Experimental flight Foynes - Botwood - Montreal - New York and Montreal - Foynes (1939) as well as First Trans-Atlantic Flight 'The Caribou' New York - Southamton forwarded to Capetown. On 25 January 1936 an agreement was signed that divided the North Atlantic Route between PAA, which operated in Newfoundland, Canada, Bermuda, Ireland and Imperial Airways.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 946 Collections/lots worldwide

    The Final Chapter September 1939 to March 1940 after beginnig of WW II: Interesting group of 30 censored covers, including Mail from France to Kenya, Hong Kong to Denmark, Palestine to Switzerland, Lithuania (2, one to Australia other to Southafrica), covers from Southafrica to Shanghai and Japan and one from Portuguese India Goa to England. Further two early commercial covers sent by BOAC, one from Kluang/Johore to Sydney other from Hong Kong to Capetwon. Due the imminence of  WW II the air mail rates reverted back to the old surcharged postal rates prior to the 'All Up Empire Air Mail letter rates. in consequence IA reduced the frequency of the air services and timetables. On 1 April 1940 IA officially became British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC).
    Starting bid : 600 CHF
    Hammer price : 650 CHF
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