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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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1919 PPC's Airships "Commandant Coutelle" + "Capitaine Ferber"

1919 PPC's Airships at EPINAL, France showing Le Dirigeable "Commandant Coutelle" and "Capitaine Ferber". Message but no postmark. Soil. Ref: 308-139.


Price: £10.00
1920 (Dec) cover GB to 'CN Ellen Esq. DFC, Royal Air Force, Cairo, Egypt'

1920 (Dec) cover from GB to 'CN Ellen Esq. DFC, Headquarters, Egyptian Group, Royal Air Force, Cairo, Egypt' with part d/r. Indian FPO 68? receipt p/m/. to rear. [Air Commodore C N Ellen (03233) 18 Sep 1920: HQ Middle East awaiting disposal. 2 Oct 1920: U/T Pilot, Egypt Group. 1 Apr 1921: Pilot, No 45 Sqn.] Ref: 318-137.


Price: £20.00
1920 l/s. EGYPT to GB redirected. Postage Due. Royal Air Force

1920 lettersheet from EGYPT endorsed 'OAS' to GB and redirected to BELGIUM. Taxed with part Postage Due. From Royal Air Force, Alexander. mss .. "first time since I joined the RFC I find myself in hospital". Ref: 322-146.


Price: £20.00
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: 320-122.


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: 319-101.


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: 319-134.


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: 322-160.


Price: £10.00
1930 (May) Air Mail cover IRAQ to GB. MAGIL p/m. 84 Squadron RAF crest

1930 (May) cover from IRAQ to GB [6 Annas RATE] endorsed 'Air Mail Shaibah-London' with d/r. MAGIL p/m. and 84 Squadron RAF crest to rear. Folded and roughly opened. Ref: 316-086.


Price: £25.00
1931 cover IRAQ to Canada '30 (B) Squadron, RAF Mosul'

1931 (Dec) cover from IRAQ to Canada with poor d/r. MOSUL p/m. endorsed 'Overland Mail' and d/r. BAGHDAD transit p/m. From 'GD Male, 30 (B) Squadron, RAF Mosul, Iraq'. Also 'Palm Tree 30 VENTRE A TERRE' crest to flap. Royal Air Force: Fighting rebels. Ref: 317-142.


Price: £35.00
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 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: 322-132.


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
1935 (Jan) Air Mail cover [3d. RATE] GB to 'Royal Air Force, British Forces, ADEN'

1935 (Jan) Air Mail cover [3d. RATE] from GB to 'Sgt. CH Chester, HQ, Royal Air Force, British Forces, ADEN' with s/r. AVION / ALEXANDER transit p/m. to rear. Ref: 317-019.


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
1937 Air Mail cover GB to '230 FB Squadron, RAF Seletar, Singapore'

1937 Air Mail cover from GB to 'LAC A. Pedley, 230 FB Squadron, RAF Seletar, Singapore' [using Singapore Mark III, military flying boat ] Ref: 317-133.


Price: £9.00
1937 PPC FRANCE to 'Corp. G Chappell, HQ RAF ME, Villa Victoria, Cairo, Egypt'

1937 PPC from FRANCE to 'Corp. G Chappell, HQ RAF ME, Villa Victoria, Cairo, Egypt' with s/r. MPO / CAIRO receipt p/m. Ref: 318-012.


Price: £10.00
1939 Air Mail cover EGYPT to GB. MPO ABU SEUIR p/m. RAF Censor R1/25 h/s.

1939 (Dec) Air Mail cover from EGYPT to GB with s/r. MPO ABU SEUIR p/m. and RAF Censor R1/25 h/s. 'T' mark annulled and s/r. BPO E.620 p/m. to rear. Address defaced. Ref: 318-060.


Price: £9.00