Auction: 19010 - The Philatelic Collectors' Series Sale
Airmails of the World
The Ted Proud Collection
1922-39 collection in three albums in a box, including 1922 (Apr.) - 1923 (Mar.) to UK (22), Egypt, France (2) and USA (4), flown by RAF to Cairo and each franked at 9a.; 1923 (Aug.) registered to Germany, flown by RAF to Cairo and franked at 12a.; 1923 (Oct.) from UK to Teheran, flown by RAF from Cairo to Baghdad and franked at 8½d.; 1924 (July) to Germany via Cairo franked at 6a.; 1926 (May) from Germany to Baghdad via Cairo franked at 35pf.; 1927 (Jan.-Apr.) from Karachi to Egypt and UK (3), flown from Basra to Cairo and franked at 5a.; 1927 (Apr.) registered and flown by I.A. to Khartoum and franked 13½a. (Official stamps); 1929 (Apr.) India to Basra and Alexandria by I.A. and franked at 5a. and 6a.; 1929 (Oct.) UK to Iraq by I.A. franked at 7½d.; 1929 (Nov.) to Germany, flown by I.A. to London and franked at 6a. (shows German cachet "delayed by weather"); 1929 (Dec.) to Athens franked at 15a. (registered); 1930 (Jan.) to British Guiana; 1930 (Mar.) to Malta (last flight Baghdad to Cairo); 1936 (Aug.) Scipio crash cover to Germany showing German label; 1937 (May) to Japan (rare) franked at 61f.; and 1938 (Nov.) Calpurnia crash covers (3) from UK to India (with violet cachet), Iraq and New Zealand (with violet cachet). All neatly mounted and written-up with flights identified. (194)
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