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Air Force

Air Force mail including the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) and the Royal Air Force (RAF) incorporating RAF censor handstamps together with wartime airmails and their rates and routes.
At the end of WW1 the Royal Engineers and RAF pioneered International Air Mail Services by setting up airmail routes between Folkestone and Cologne in Germany serving the British Army on the Rhine.

 

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1920's unused real photo PPC MALTA - A Fairy 'Flycatcher' being prepared for take off

1920's unused real photo PPC from MALTA? - A Fairy 'Flycatcher' being prepared for take off with mounted Vickers machine gun. Ref: 311-015.


Price: £15.00
1925 (April) cover EGYPT to France. CAIRO p/m. Royal Air Force crest to flap

1925 (April) cover from EGYPT to France with d/r. CAIRO p/m. and Royal Air Force crest to flap. Also ASNIERES slogan m/c. to rear. Worn. Ref: 303-092.


Price: £10.00
1927 (Oct) OHMS Air Mail cover IRAQ to GB. Air Headquarters BAGHDAD

1927 (Oct) large OHMS Air Mail cover from IRAQ to 'RAF Records', GB with LOWER BAGHDAD p/m. and Air Headquarters BAGHDAD h/s. NB: Repaired. Ref: 302-068.


Price: £20.00
1928 Air Mail cover GB to '70 Squadron, RAF, Baghdad, IRAQ'

1928 (Nov) Air Mail cover from GB to IRAQ [5 1/2d. RATE] with LETCHWORTH m/c. To 'Wing Commander John de Loury MC, 70 Squadron RAF, Hinaidi, Baghdad, IRAQ'. with part d/r. BAGHDAD receipt p/m. The Squadron took part in operations against rebel tribesmen and insurgents on the Turkish frontier and received Victorias shortly before the famous evacuation of Kabul in 1928. Part flap missing. Ref: 312-119.


Price: £50.00
1928 cover IRAQ to GB. LOWER BAGHDAD p/m. '30 Squadron RAF'

1928 (Aug) Air Mail cover from IRAQ to GB with d/r. LOWER BAGHDAD p/m. and '30 Squadron RAF' crest to flap - 30 Ventre a Terre. [IRAQ: 1928-29 Battle Honour] Royal Air Force. Ref: 302-113.


Price: £60.00
1929 (Oct) unused real photo PPC 'Zeppelin boven Nederland' LZ 127

1929 (Oct) unused real photo PPC 'Zeppelin boven Nederland' Graf Zepelin LZ 127. Airship. Ref: 305-142.


Price: £10.00
1930 Air Mail [Cancelled] cover GB to 'Butler RH, 28 (AC) Squadron, Risalphur, India'

1930 Air Mail [Cancelled] cover GB to 'Butler RH, 28 (AC) Squadron, Risalphur, India'. [Royal Air Force] Roughly opened. Ref: 303-061.


Price: £6.00
1932 Air Mail cover GB to '47 Bomber Squadron, RAF, Khartoum, Sudan'

1932 (March) Air Mail cover from GB to '47 Bomber Squadron, RAF, Khartoum, Sudan' [9d. RATE] Also s/r. SHELLAL-PALEA receipt p/m. to rear. 1927-1941: Supporting Sudan Defence Force. Oct. 1927 - May 1940: Khartoum. NB: Folded. Ref: 307-101.


Price: £15.00
1933 Air Mail cover SUDAN to GB. 47 Squadron Royal Air Force

1933 Air Mail cover from SUDAN to GB with s/r. KHARTOUM p/m. and '47 SANS PEUR' crest to flap - 47 Squadron, Royal Air Force: January 1933, continuing its operations in support of the Sudan Defence Force and floatplane patrols over the Red Sea. RAF. [Earlier unofficial motto - 'Without fear'] Ref: 308-132.


Price: £20.00
1933-34 covers GB to '203 Flying Boat Squadron, Royal Air Force, Basrah, IRAQ'

1933-34 covers from GB to 'LAC HJ Ross, 203 Flying Boat Squadron, Royal Air Force, Basrah, IRAQ' and one redirected. [No.203 Squadron: three Southampton flying boats to its new base in Iraq, where it remained until the outbreak of war (apart from a brief move to Aden in September 1935 during the Abyssinian crisis)] Ref: 311-019.


Price: £15.00
1934 Air Mail cover MALAYA to 'Royal Air Force, Lea on Solent, Hants'

1934 Air Mail cover [55 cent RATE] from MALAYA to 'RAF Coastal Area HQ, Royal Air Force, Lea on Solent, Hants' endorsed 'By Dutch Air Mail Via Amsterdam'. Redirected with d/r. AIR MINISTRY / PERSONAL LETTER SECTION receipt p/m. Ref: 306-126.


Price: £20.00
1934 cover ADEN to GB. 2 Anna 6 pie adhesive. RAF '8 Squadron' crest to flap

1934 (July) cover from ADEN to GB with d/r. ADEN p/m. cancelling Indian 2 Anna 6 pie adhesive. Also RAF '8 Squadron' crest to flap. [Royal Air Force] Ref: 305-103.


Price: £15.00
1934 cover GB to 'RAF, No. 28 (Army Co-operative) Squadron, Ambala, India'

1934 Air Mail cover from GB to 'RAF, No. 28 (Army Co-operative) Squadron, Royal Air Force, Ambala, India' and redirected with d/r. AMBALA and KASAULA [Simla Hills] receipt p/m. Also boxed KARACHI / CANCELLED h/s. Ref: 312-121.


Price: £10.00
1936 (Dec) cover EGYPT to GB. MPO/ABU-QIR p/m. RAF Station

1936 (Dec) cover from EGYPT to GB with s/r. MPO/ABU-QIR p/m. - RAF Station. Italian-Abyssinian Crisis. Ref: 312-114.


Price: £15.00
1936 Air Mail cover IRAQ to GB. '30 Squadron RAF' crest

1936 Air Mail cover [By Imperial Airways] from IRAQ to GB with d/r. MOSUL p/m. and '30 Squadron RAF' crest to flap - 30 Ventre a Terre. Royal Air Force. Also d/r. BAGHDAD transit p/m. Ref: 310-130.


Price: £18.00
1939 PC FRANCE to 'Marseille'. BASE AERIENNE ANNEXE DE DINARD h/s.

1939 PC from FRANCE to 'Marseille' with DINARD m/c. and d/r. BASE AERIENNE ANNEXE DE DINARD h/s. French Air Force Base. Ref: 302-003.


Price: £15.00
1940 (April) cover EGYPT to GB. BPO / E 602 p/m. RAF censor R1/25 h/s.

1940 (April) cover from EGYPT to GB with s/r. BPO / E 602 p/m. and RAF censor R1/25 h/s. Ref: 311-064.


Price: £12.00
1940 cover Scotland. EVANTON / ROSS-SHIRE p/m. RAF censor R1/192 h/s

1940 cover from Scotland with d/r. EVANTON / ROSS-SHIRE p/m. and RAF censor R1/192 h/s. Located to the south east of Invergordon on the Cromarty Firth. [Dates recorded: 04/03/1940 & 17/4/40] NB: Flap missing. Ref: 303-087.


Price: £20.00
1940 cover USA to Sweden. 'Ingvar Hakansson, c/o British Consulate General' RAF

1940 (Oct) cover from USA to Sweden with SAN FRANCISCO m/c. From 'Ingvar Hakansson, c/o British Consulate General' - One of few Swedes that served in RAF. 1941 joined RAF and in 1943 placed in 165 Squadron. Swedish volunteer fighter pilot of RAF. Ref: 314-021.


Price: £35.00
1940 OHMS cover CHINA BAY, Ceylon to GB. RAF censor R1/88 h/s.

1940 (26th. Aug) Air Mail OHMS cover from CHINA BAY, Ceylon to GB with s/r. CHINA BAY p/m. and RAF censor R1/88 h/s. - is known from RAF China Bay in Ceylon between 9/10/39 to 2/7/40. Ref: 305-128.


Price: £60.00