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Lot No. 564

Auction No. 26
Category Airmail Collections
Est. $3000
Status SOLD $3000



Nyasaland 1931-1964 written up exhibit tracing the routes & rates of airmail during these 43 years. The study is done in chronological order with only outward & internal airmails covered. The exhibit is divided into 5 sections for 1932-1939 "The Early Development", 1939-1945 "The War Years" 1945-1953 "Nyasaland after the War", 1953-1963 "Federation of Rhodesia & Nyasaland" & 1963-1964 "Nyasaland". Scarce material noted incl 1931 "EXPERIMENTAL FLIGHT" handstamp on cover to Transvaal, "First Official Airmail" handstamp in 23-1-1932 cover to London plus intermediate to Khartoum, First Airmail Nyasaland-India illustrated cover with later to various destinations incl Internal Airmail to Lilongwe by Royal Air Force, Scotland, S.Africa, NZ, S.Rhodesia, Mozambique, Australia, Greece, Austria & USA. Incl covers registered at Blantyre & Limbe. One Royal Air Force cover shows wrong date (1925) & handwritten "date error should be 33" alongside "Postmaster Limbe" h/s. Two 1938 covers use KGV pictorials, the large covers are franked at 4/1d & 4/6d, both incl 2/6d. Also incls censored July 1945 cover to USA (the war with Japan not being over), taxed covers to S.Africa & Canada, registered (1947 4d fee, 5/- def on large letter prepaying 1/3d per half ounce), postcard to England (7½d), 1948 6d airletter to USA, 1949 Forces Mail to Asmara, Eritrea & several items to USA & UK destinations. Interesting range of later registered, re-directed, taxed & handstamped instructional marking to a variety of destinations incl Chile, Switzerland, UK, USA, South Africa & France. Viewing will impress as well researched & written up as exhibited by Ross Wood at the 2016 Stampex in Adelaide in which it was awarded gold. (126 covers)