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SOUTH AFRICA - Postal History

1573  1943 (Mar 18) cover to Sweden with 1/3d airmail rate franking, tied by Johannesburg datestamps where bilingual censor tape and handstamp also applied, Type I 'OAT' handstamp applied in London, route fully described in the accompanying notes, which mention the use of clandestine night flights from Scotland to Stockholm as neighbouring Norway was under German occupation.
Lot 1573:1943 (Mar 18) cover to Sweden with 1/3d airmail rate franking, tied by Johannesburg datestamps where bilingual censor tape and handstamp also applied, Type I 'OAT' handstamp applied in London, route fully described in the accompanying notes, which mention the use of clandestine night flights from Scotland to Stockholm as neighbouring Norway was under German occupation.
160.00 128.00 R
1574  1944 (Sep 12) double-rate airmail cover to Vancouver with 2/6d Oxen solo tied by Durban machine cancel, censored in Durban, Type III 'OAT' handstamp in violet (rare thus) applied in London; two possible route alternatives to London provided by vendor, from London it went via North Atlantic route to Newfoundland and across Canada to Vancouver.
Lot 1574:1944 (Sep 12) double-rate airmail cover to Vancouver with 2/6d Oxen solo tied by Durban machine cancel, censored in Durban, Type III 'OAT' handstamp in violet (rare thus) applied in London; two possible route alternatives to London provided by vendor, from London it went via North Atlantic route to Newfoundland and across Canada to Vancouver.
200.00 160.00 R
1575  1944 (Sep 22) cover to Sweden with 1/6d airmail rate franking tied by Johannesburg datestamps where censored, Type III 'OAT' handstamp in violet applied in London, from London it went by rail to Scotland, then taking a covert night flight to Sweden to avoid German aircraft operating out of occupied Norway.
Lot 1575:1944 (Sep 22) cover to Sweden with 1/6d airmail rate franking tied by Johannesburg datestamps where censored, Type III 'OAT' handstamp in violet applied in London, from London it went by rail to Scotland, then taking a covert night flight to Sweden to avoid German aircraft operating out of occupied Norway.
180.00 144.00 R
1576  1944 (Dec 21) cover to Sweden with 1/6d airmail rate franking tied by Johannesburg machine cancel where censored, Type IV 'OAT' handstamp in red applied in London, last leg of journey from Scotland to Sweden was by covert night flight, approaching from the west to avoid German aircraft operating out of occupied Norway.
Lot 1576:1944 (Dec 21) cover to Sweden with 1/6d airmail rate franking tied by Johannesburg machine cancel where censored, Type IV 'OAT' handstamp in red applied in London, last leg of journey from Scotland to Sweden was by covert night flight, approaching from the west to avoid German aircraft operating out of occupied Norway.
80.00 64.00 R
1577  1945 (Jan 11) MK Bazars Ltd 2/6d airmail rate cover to USA with 1/3d pair tied by Capetown slogan cancel, Type IIIA 'OAT' handstamp in red applied in London. Likely routing alternatives fully described in vendor's typed annotations.
Lot 1577:1945 (Jan 11) MK Bazars Ltd 2/6d airmail rate cover to USA with 1/3d pair tied by Capetown slogan cancel, Type IIIA 'OAT' handstamp in red applied in London. Likely routing alternatives fully described in vendor's typed annotations.
80.00 64.00 R
1578  1945 (Feb 12) cover to Sweden with 1/6d airmail rate franking tied by Johannnesburg datestamps where censored, Type IIIA 'OAT' handstamp (oval 62x38½mm, large square stops) in red applied in London, from London it went by rail to Scotland, then taking a covert night flight to Sweden to avoid German aircraft operating out of occupied Norway.
Lot 1578:1945 (Feb 12) cover to Sweden with 1/6d airmail rate franking tied by Johannnesburg datestamps where censored, Type IIIA 'OAT' handstamp (oval 62x38½mm, large square stops) in red applied in London, from London it went by rail to Scotland, then taking a covert night flight to Sweden to avoid German aircraft operating out of occupied Norway.
80.00 64.00 R

SOUTH AFRICA - First Flight Covers

1579  1918 (Nov 20) large wing special postcard franked with ½d, 'Our Day' 3d label affixed, addressed locally, flown on third flight. Unusual as flight was not advertised and only a small number carried.
Lot 1579:1918 (Nov 20) large wing special postcard franked with ½d, 'Our Day' 3d label affixed, addressed locally, flown on third flight. Unusual as flight was not advertised and only a small number carried.
400.00 This lot is no longer available
1580  1918 (Dec 1) small wing special postcard (2nd printing) franked with ½d, addressed locally, flown Benoni to Waterberg.
Lot 1580:1918 (Dec 1) small wing special postcard (2nd printing) franked with ½d, addressed locally, flown Benoni to Waterberg.
200.00 This lot is no longer available
1581  1918 (Dec 23) large wing special postcard franked with ½d, written in Claremont and flown to Green Point Common with Christmas and New Year greetings.
Lot 1581:1918 (Dec 23) large wing special postcard franked with ½d, written in Claremont and flown to Green Point Common with Christmas and New Year greetings.
300.00 This lot is no longer available

SOUTH AFRICA - Military - Boer War Period

1582  1900: (May 25) oversized cover (350x125mm) addressed to 'L'Oceania Consolidated Co Paris with ZAR Wagons 4d x4, 2½d x4, 1d & ½d tied by multiple Johannesburg '25MAY00' datestamps, 'Post Department/Opened Under Martial Law' black on red labels at left, 'LA REUNION A MARSEILLE/LV No 4' octagonal mailboat transit datestamp on face; central fold affecting one 4d stamp and some edge blemishes as to be expected. Rare commercial item.
Lot 1582 [1 of 2]:1900: (May 25) oversized cover (350x125mm) addressed to 'L'Oceania Consolidated Co Paris with ZAR Wagons 4d x4, 2½d x4, 1d & ½d tied by multiple Johannesburg '25MAY00' datestamps, 'Post Department/Opened Under Martial Law' black on red labels at left, 'LA REUNION A MARSEILLE/LV No 4' octagonal mailboat transit datestamp on face; central fold affecting one 4d stamp and some edge blemishes as to be expected. Rare commercial item. Lot 1582 [2 of 2]:1900: (May 25) oversized cover (350x125mm) addressed to 'L'Oceania Consolidated Co Paris with ZAR Wagons 4d x4, 2½d x4, 1d & ½d tied by multiple Johannesburg '25MAY00' datestamps, 'Post Department/Opened Under Martial Law' black on red labels at left, 'LA REUNION A MARSEILLE/LV No 4' octagonal mailboat transit datestamp on face; central fold affecting one 4d stamp and some edge blemishes as to be expected. Rare commercial item.
400.00 300.00 sold
   
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