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Book List - April 2017 - This is the majority of our extensive stock of aerophilatelic & commercial aviation books.  Let us know which aerophilatelic & commercial aviation books you are looking for.  We might be able to find them for you, as we have worldwide contacts & resources.

NEW 796. AIRMAIL OPERATIONS DURING WORLD WAR II, by Thomas H. Boyle, Jr.  Published by American Air Mail Society, 1998.  927 pages, soft cover.  The definitive work on airmail operations during World War 2.  Covers world wide routes, rates, and much more information.  Long out of print and much sought after.  New, but there could be minor defects. $100.00

NEW 808.  UNITED STATES AIRMAIL STAMPS 1918 – History & Analysis of First Day of Sale Postal Use.  By Joe Kirker.  Pub. By author, 2014, soft cover, 51 pp.  A history of market appearances and current analysis for the 1918 Jenny airmails offered a first days of postal use, including Timeline of Stamp Availability.  Numerous color illustrations.  A must for collectors of 1918 U.S. airmail stamps & covers.  New. $25.00

NEW 807.  INDIAN AIR MAILS, by Jeffrey Brown.  Pub. By author, 2004.  A CD listing all Indian Air Mails, first flight, special flights, crashes, etc.  Descriptions of each event and covers shown in color.  MS Word format.  $25.00

 

NEW 806.  Im Zeichen der Luftbrücke.  Katalog und Handbuch der Blockade und Ludtbrückenbelege Berlin (Under the Sign of the airlift. Catalog and handbook of the Blockade & Berlin Airlift), by Hans-Ulrich Schulz.  Pub. By Morgana-Edition,Berlin-Schönefeld, Germany, 2014.  A complete catalog of the Berlin Airlift and the covers carried.  All covers in color and priced in Euros (€).  New, soft cover, 6 ½ x 9 ½ size.  $50.00

 

NEW 805.  GERMAN NORTH ATLANTIC CATAPULT AIRMAIL FLIGHTS – 1929 – 1935, 2ND Edition, by James W. Graue.  Cataloguie of the Airmail of the German North Atlantic Catapult Flights & Supplementary Airmail Flights to Cherbourg – 1929 – 1939.  Pub. 2014, 350 pages, 5 ½ x 8 ½ size, spiral bound.  A complete up to date catalog of the German catapult flights, covers shown in color, and covers are priced in US$.  New, $60.00.  Available from the author. Please ask me for his email address.

 

733. BRIDGING THE CONTINENTS IN WARTIME – IMPORTANT AIRMAIL ROUTES 1939-1945, by Hans E. Aitink and Egbert HovenkampPublished by de Stichting Luchtpostgeschiedenis Tweede Wereldoorlog, Enschede, The Netherlands, 2005.  227 pages, soft cover, A4 format.  Written in English, details the major airmail routes during the Second World War period between 1939 and 1945.  There are eighteen chapters.  The following is a summary of the major routes covered:

 

The KLM Service Amsterdam-Bandung August-September 1939

 
    Imperial Airways/BOAC/Qantas Empire Service – England-Australia 1939/1940 – flying boats & landplanes

 

Imperial Airways/BOAC Empire Service – England-Africa 1939/1940

 

BOAC/Qantas Horseshoe Route – South Africa-Australia – June 1940-1942

 

KNILM Service Java-Australia 1938-1942

 

Tasman Empire Airways Ltd. (TEAL) Service – Sydney-Auckland 1940-1943

 

Imperial Airways/BOAC Service – Hong Kong-Bangkok 1939/1940

 

Pan Am Transpacific Clipper Service FAM14 – San Francisco-Hong Kong/Singapore 1939-1942

 
    Pan Am North Atlantic Clipper Service FAM18 – 1939-1942

 

Pan Am Clipper Service FAM22 – Miami-Leopoldville – 1941-1945

 

LATI Service – Italy-South America – 1939-1942

 

Reprint, New, soft cover, 8 ½ x 11 format.  $50.00 plus applicable postage.

 

NEW 800. SOUTH AFRICAN AIRMAILS, 2ND Edition, by Nicholas Arrow. Published by the author, Axminster, England. Soft Cover, A4 size, 276 pages. 

The book is an outline of the airmail services affecting South Africa, with a listing of aerophilatelic material flown to, from or through South Africa for the period up to 7 February 1994.  Excluded are the internal airmails of South West Africa, South African Air Force Mails and flown mail which simply has South Africa as a final destination as well as South African acceptances for air mail services undertaken away from South Africa.  New. $50.00

 

794.  THE HISTORY OF MAIL BOMBS, a Philatelic & Historical Study, by Dale Speirs. A new book from the Wreck & Crash Mail Society.  Pub. 2010.

This 128 page soft cover book, with 60 color pages, provides a complete history of letter & package bombs.  Hacking communications systems is not a new thing that came in with the Internet.  The postal system is just as susceptible to abuse of trust, be it theft, fraud, or striking out at enemies via mail bombs.  Philatelists seldom write about mail bombs for the obvious reason that there is little material available.  Successful mail bombs are usually shredded by the explosion, and unsuccessful devices are confiscated by police as evidence.  The closest one can get to exhibition material are handstamped postal markings and labels, indicating that a letter has been inspected by security forces.  Mail bombs are invisible postal history.  SC. $37.50, UK£26.00

 

CRASH & WRECK MAIL

 

795.  RAILWAY DISASTER MAIL, by Robin Gwynn & Norman Hoggarth.  Pub. by The Stuart Rossiter Trust, 2010, 322 pages.

The listings in this volume record cachets, labels and explanatory post office letters used on or with items recovered from rail casualties, also manuscript notes where it seems probable that they were or may have been written by postal authorities.  It also includes a handful of cases where no specific explanatory markings or letters are known, but surviving mail can definitely be proven to have been involved in rail accidents.  Wherever possible, factual reports have been cited giving details of accidents and background information.

 

Not only are accidents, derailments and train collisions included but so are train fires, hijackings, hold-ups, looted mail and theft, and the results of train collisions with motor vehicles, natural disasters, washouts, boulders on tracks, landslides, avalanches, and acts of war.  The authors have aimed to include only rail-related incidents, but because the circumstances of many incidents are obscure, it is possible that one or two of the accidents recorded in this volume may eventually prove not in fact to be railway orientated.  They have included an account of the USA "Train Late" / "Mail Delayed" cancellations that have been encountered, and for convenience have grouped these together under the first reference in 1891 although they cover the period 1891-1914.  Also included in the book are cases where mail was "damaged on the fly".  There is no pricing or rarity factors.  HC, NEW, UK£65.00 (US$98.00)

 

779.  South African Airmails, by Nicholas Arrow.  Pub. by author, 2008. 203 pp.  An outline of the airmail services affecting South Africa, with a listing of aerophilatelic material flown to, from or through South Africa for the period to to 7 February 1994.  Color illustrations of covers. New, SC, A4 size, spiral bound.  Includes 45 page Supplement, issued March 2010.  $60.00

 

746. Les Marques Aéropostal, II – Les Aerogrammes Français Accidentés, by J. Le Pileur, in collaboration with E. Lambert & H. Truc, pub. 1939, 105 pp.  This was published in May 1939 and was a listing of all known French crashes and covers up to that year.  It was published in French, and gives a description of each crash, and shows the known cachets.  Very scarce.  SC, $35.00

 

710. AIR CRASH MAIL OF IMPERIAL AIRWAYS & PREDECESSOR AIRLINES, by Kendall C. Sanford, a recent publication by the Stuart Rossiter Trust Fund. This 225 page book lists all the known crashes, interruptions and forced landings of Imperial Airways and its predecessor airlines.  This is the first time a book has been published detailing the crash mail of a single airline.  The book includes a photo or illustration of nearly every Imperial Airways and predecessors’ aircraft that crashed or had a forced landing, and shows a cover and every known variety of cachet, label, manuscript marking or post office explanation, where mail has been recorded.  There are 187 aircraft photos, 96 covers and 174 cachets shown, plus reproductions of newspaper clippings about Imperial Airways crashes.

The book lists 100 additional crashes and forced landings, and 46 additional cachet varieties not previously recorded by philatelic books and publications.  This is based on the author’s extensive collection of Imperial Airways crash mail, as well as years of research by the author in archives, newspaper libraries, early aviation magazines, and consulting over fifty books, magazines, and other publications.

The same numbering system has been used as in “Recovered Mail” by Henri Nierinck, published in 1992 & 1995.  For the additional cachet and label varieties not previously recorded, the letters (identifying each type) not used by Nierinck have been used to avoid confusion between the Nierinck books and the new book.  Thus, the numbering system used in the new book is an extension of the Nierinck numbering.  The listings are shown chronologically by date.

The book includes four Appendices—A. Identification of Covers Without Clear Postmarks, B. Imperial Airways & Predecessors Aircraft That Crashed or Were Interrupted, C. Imperial Airways & Predecessors Pilots Involved in Crashes or Interruptions, and D. an extensive Bibliography.

A Pricing Guide is included as a separate supplement.  This is based on the current market for Imperial Airways crash covers, and will be an invaluable reference for collectors, dealers and auction houses that are buying and selling such covers.

The author plans a CD-ROM version of the book, which will be available in the near future.

The cost is US$80.00 plus actual postage

9A. COURRIER RECUPERE - RECOVERED MAIL - 1910-1936, by Henri Nierinck. Pub. by author, Oostende, Belgium, 1992. 576 pp. A complete update of the original book up to 1936. Many new listings, additional cachets, markings & label discoveries. Goes with No. 9B below. NEW. $115.00. Includes pricing supplement.  Last copy... now out of print.

 

9B. COURRIER RECUPERE - RECOVERED MAIL - 1937-1988, by Henri Nierinck. Pub. by author, Oostende, Belgium, 1995. 496 pp., 800 illustrations of cachets & markings. Volume 2 to go with No. 9A. A complete update of the original book from 1937 to 1988. Many new listings, additional cachet & label varieties, discoveries, etc. NEW. $115.00.  Includes pricing supplement.  Last copy... now out of print.

 

309. PLANE CRASHES, by Beryl Frank. Pub. by Bell Publishing Co., New York, 1981, 88 pp. Very interesting book on famous plane crashes, from the R101 to LOT IL-62 at Warsaw. Many b & w photos. Mint w/ dust cover. $22.00

 

362. CRASH COVERS - AN AEROPHILATELIC CHALLENGE, Joseph L. Eisendrath. American Air Mail Society, 209 pp. Worldwide listings of air crashes and details of recovered, cachets & labels, etc. Includes American Air Mail Catalogue U.S. crash listings without prices. Still one of the authoritative crash cover references. Long out of print and scarce. NEW. $55.00

608. THE SORROW AND THE TERROR, the Haunting Legacy of the Air India Tragedy, by C. Blaise & B. Mukherjee. Viking/Penguin Books Canada Ltd., Markham, Ontario, 1987, 219 pp. Fascinating account of who planted the bomb on Air India flight 182 in June 1985, the anguish of the families in Ireland following the disaster, and the investigation by the Canadian Government. Detailed analysis of the politics of the Sikhs and their activities in Canada & India. DC, M. $25.00

617. IRISH CRASH AIRMAILS, by Ronny Vogt. Pub. by Irish Air Mail Society, 1992, 67 pp. A4 format. A listing of air crash covers with an Irish connection, those that occurred in Ireland, crashes outside Ireland where Irish air mail is known, crashes outside Ireland where covers to Ireland are known, crashes outside Ireland which were destined to or originated in Ireland, a list of related literature and an index. Details on the aircraft, amount of mail (where known), and a brief description of the circumstances. soft cover, NEW. US$20.00

630. IRISH CRASH AIRMAILS, by Ronny Vogt. Pub. by Irish Air Mail Society, 1997, 270 pp. A4 format. Complete update from 1992 edition, with many more illustrations. A listing of air crash covers with an Irish connection, those that occurred in Ireland, crashes outside Ireland where Irish air mail is known, crashes outside Ireland where covers to Ireland are known, crashes outside Ireland which were destined to or originated in Ireland, a list of related literature and an index. Details on the aircraft, amount of mail (where known), and a brief description of the circumstances. soft cover, NEW. Only a few copies left. $50.00

632. AIR CRASH - The Story of How Australia's Airways Were Made Safe, by Macarthur Job. Pub. by Aerospace Publications, Weston Creek, Australia, 1991, 2 Volumes. Vol. 1 - 169 pp., Vol. 2 - 219 pp., A4 format. Vol. 1 details each of Australia's major air accidents in the years 1921 to 1939, and reveals lessons learned from each disaster. Vol 2. details each of Australia's major air accidents from 1940 onwards. Detailed descriptions of each crash, many maps, and b & w photos. soft cover.  SOLD OUT, but we might be able to get another set

632A. AIR DISASTER – VOL. 1, by Macarthur Job. Pub. by Aerospace Publications, Fyshwick, ACT, Australia, 1994.  183 pp.  Details of major crashes in various countries between 1954 and 1977. Includes crashes of the following airlines: BOAC Comet, Northwest Airlines, Swissair, American Airlines, BOAC 707 at Heathrow, Overseas National Airways, Capitol International Airways, Delta Air Lines, BEA, Eastern Air Lines, National Airlines, Pan American World Airways, Turkish Airlines, Northwest Orient Airlines & KLM. Misc. b&w photos, diagrams, maps, etc.  SC, NEW. $24.20

632B. AIR DISASTER – VOL. 2, by Macarthur Job. Pub. by Aerospace Publications, Fyshwick, ACT, Australia, 1996.  218 pp.  Details of major crashes in various countries between 1977 and 1991. Includes crashes of the following airlines:  Southern Airways, Pacific Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, Air New Zealand, American Airlines, Air Florida, British Airways, Pan American, Air Canada, Japan Air Lines, Aloha Airlines, British Midland & Lauda Air.  Misc. b&w photos, diagrams, maps, etc.  SC, NEW. $24.20

632C. AIR DISASTER – VOL. 3, by Macarthur Job. Pub. by Aerospace Publications, Fyshwick, ACT, Australia, 1998.  155 pp.  Details of major crashes in various countries between 1988 and 1998. Includes crashes of the following airlines:  Air France Airbus, Indian Airlines, United Airlines, Air Ontario, US Air, Thai Airways International, Pakistan International Airlines, Aeroflot & China Airlines.  Misc. b&w photos, diagrams, maps, etc. SC, NEW. $24.20

632D. AIR DISASTER – VOL. 4 – The Propeller Era, by Macarthur Job. Pub. by Aerospace Publications, Fyshwick, ACT, Australia, 2001.  184 pp.  Details of major crashes of propeller aircraft in various countries between 1950 and 1971. Includes crashes of the following airlines: Pan American World Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Linee Aeree Italiane, United Airlines, Peninsula Air Transport, Eastern Air Lines, Northwest Orient Airlines, Trans World Airlines, Trans-Canada Airlines, USAF Military Air Transport Service, American Airlines, Transair Sweden, Imperial Airlines, British Midland Airways & British European Airways.  Misc. b&w photos, diagrams, maps, etc.  SC, NEW. $24.20

641. LES CATASTROPHES AERIENNES DE 1920 A 1996 (AIRCRAFT DISASTERS FROM 1920 TO 1996) Pub. by Editions Secavia, Geneva, Switzerland, 1997, 796 pp. Chronological listings & descriptions of aircraft crashes, where the aircraft was completely destroyed or written off. Some listings have quite detailed descriptions. Not philatelic. All in French language. NEW, SC. $50.60 plus actual postage

579. RAMPSTUKKEN, W. Baron Six van Oterleek. Uitgevers-Compagnie ‘De Branding’, Amsterdam, 1965. 56 pp. + 31 pp. of black & white photo plates of covers. Complete listing of Dutch air crash covers, and those crashes where mail is known to/from Holland. Complete descriptions of each crash in Dutch language. DC, VG, RARE. $60.00.  We also have a few photocopies of this book for $33.00 each.

499. NYRBA’s (New York, Rio & Buenos Aires Airlines) TRIPLE CRASH COVERS, OUTLAW FLIGHT, AND ITS POSTAL MARKINGS, Julius Grigore, Jr. Pub. by author, Venice, FL – USA, 1991. 116 pp. Complete coverage of the 1st northbound flight from South America to the USA, which crashed 3 times, the unauthorized “outlaw” mail. Shown are numerous NYRBA covers, aircraft, maps, and other NYRBA memorabilia. Good bibliography. Survey of postal markings, etiquettes & labels applied during NYRBA’s 1st flight from Buenos Aires to Miami. Large 8 ½ x 11 format, SC, autographed by author. New, updated & revised edition. $43.00

703. AIRLIFE'S REGISTER OF AIRCRAFT ACCIDENTS: FACTS, STATISTICS & ANALYSIS OF CIVIL ACCIDENTS SINCE 1951, Antonio Bordoni. Details of all known accidents to civil aircraft with a maximum take-off weight above 5,700 kgs and in which one or more members of the crew or passengers were killed during the period 1951 to 1996. 400 pages. New, softback. US$27.50

680. CORSAIRVILLE, THE LAST DOMAIN OF THE FLYING BOAT, Graham Coster. Pub. by Viking, Penguin Group, London, 2000. 276 pp. The story of the crash of the Imperial Airways “Corsair” in the Belgian Congo in 1939. The complete story of the extreme effort to repair and fly the Short flying boat out, which took 9 months. The author traveled the world to experience all scheduled airline services still operating flying boats. A very readable book. New, HC. $40.00

649. AMERICAN AIR MAIL CATALOGUE, Volume One, Sixth Edition, 500 pp. Contains revised and repriced listings of interrupted flights (crash covers) - see no. 649 under Catalogs

 

GREAT BRITAIN & COLONIES

NEW 802. INDIAN AIR MAILS, by Jeffrey Brown.  CD-ROM based on the author’s catalog Indian Air Mails.  Contains details of the development of civil aviation, pioneer & military flights. Contains images of most known covers, 1st flights, survey flights, record flights, etc. that operated to, from and through India. The information is hyperlinked to allow the user to mov swiftly from the index to the catalog details, cover illustration, etc.  $25.00

NEW 803. INDIAN AIR MAIL POSTAGE RATES UNTIL 1956, by Jeffrey Brown.  CD-ROM Published by the Author, based on Handbook of Indian Philately, 2nd series, no. 4.  Covers Indian Air Mail rates from 1911 to 1956, domestic, foreign post – ordinary postage, Foreign Air Mail fees, Airmail rates to Burma, India to UK – Summary of rates, Postal Notices 1940 & 41, Postage Dues and Postal Notices & Guides. $20.00 

 NEW 801. AIRMAILS OF CYPRUS - 1929-55, published by the Cyprus Study Circle, date unknown.  23 pages, 8 ½ x 11 format. Covers all aspects of airmail, including first flights, rates, wartime services & a diary of airmail events.  Photocopy. $15.00

786.  FROM THE DIARY OF STEPHEN SMITH, compiled by D.N. Jatia, published by The Philatelic Congress of India, New Delhi, India, 1980.  61 pp.  Diary entries and records of the famous Indian aerophilatelist Stephen Smith on his 270 rocket mail flights & experiments.  Covers are shown, as well as details of the various rocket flights. Hard cover,  book in very fine condition, but dust cover a bit torn.  Very rare. $50.00   

HONG KONG AIRMAILS - TWO VOLUMES - See 764 under MISCELLANEOUS CATALOGS

BERMUDA BY AIR - See 613 under MISCELLANEOUS AEROPHILATELIC BOOKS

 

777.  AIR MAILS OF BERMUDA, by N.C. Baldwin.  Pub. by Francis J. Field, Ltd., Sutton Coldfield, UK, date unknown. 16 pp.  House of Antiquity Reprint edition.  Listing of all first & special flights to and from Bermuda through April 1966.  SC, new. $10.00

 

778.  POST-WAR BRIDGING THE ATLANTIC - 1945-1950 A Complete Illustrated and Priced Supplement to "Bridging the Atlantic, "compiled by N.C. Baldwin.  The Aero Field Handbook No 12. Pub. by Francis J. Field, Ltd., Sutton Coldfield, UK. 46 pp. House of Antiquity Reprint edition. SC, new. $17.00

 

759. AIRCRAFT MOVEMENTS ON IMPERIAL AIRWAYS' EASTERN ROUTE, Vol. 2, by Peter Wingent.  Pub. by author, Winchester, England, 2005, 151 pp.  A complete listing of all Imperial Airways flights on its Eastern route from 1937 to 1939.  Includes maps, charts & misc. notes.  Crashes, interruptions & delays are noted.  A very useful reference for determining what happened to a flight on a particular date. New, SC, spiral bound.  One copy left.  Very scarce. $60.00  

742. IMPERIAL AIRWAYS AND THE FIRST BRITISH AIRLINES 1919-40, by A.S. Jackson.  Pub. by Terence Dalton Ltd., Lavenham, Suffolk, England, 1995.  165 pp.  A very well done book on the history of Imperial Airways and its predecessor airlines.  Lots of black & white photos, a list and details of airliners operated by Imperial (& predecessors), management list (principle managers), secretaries of state for air 1919-1940 & a bibliography.  Now out of stock, but I might be able to find a copy.  They sell for over £50 in the UK


734. THE FIRST CROYDON AIRPORT 1915-1928, Bob Learmonth, Joanna Nash & Douglas Cluett. Pub. by Sutton Libraries & Arts Services, Sutton, Surrey, England, 1977.  SC, 87 pp.  A history of Croydon Airport in the early days. The book is full of black & white photos of the airlines, aircraft & famous people who flew from Croydon, which was London's principal airport during this time.  Back cover slightly creased, otherwise good condition.  Very scarce. $22.00

730. BRITISH SOUTH AMERICAN AIRWAYS 1946 – 1949 – a Sourcebook for Aerophilatelists, by Richard Beith.  Published by author, Chester, England, September, 2004.  Soft cover A4 format, 56 pages.  The book is an expansion of previous magazine articles.  It includes notes on earlier attempts at starting a British South Atlantic Airmail service, together with a range of appendices, such as a listing of the BSAA fleet, BSAA etiquettes & ephemera, Instructional handstamps, Postal rates and reproductions of the airline’s timetables.  Covers all aspects of BSSA, including Air Mail routes between the British Isles and South America during World War II, the formation of BSAA Limited, Route development, the air mails, Crashes and crash mails.  Each section is supported by photos, route maps and covers carried by BSAA—both commercial covers and first flight covers.  There is a good bibliography listing 55 books, periodicals and other references.  New, soft cover. $40.00

727.  SCOTTISH AIR MAILS 1919-1979, by Richard Beith.  Pub. by author, Chester, England, 1981.  Complete detailed descriptions and listings of first & special flights connected with Scotland, both internal and international.  Also included is crash mail, airway letter services, rocket mail and a bibliography.  Includes many b&w photos of aircraft, covers, postmarks, air mail etiquettes, etc.  A nearly new copy, long out of print.  SC. $35.00

725.  20 YEARS OF B.E.A. HELICOPTER MAILS, by N.C. Baldwin.  The Aero Field Handbook. Francis J. Field, Ltd., Sutton Coldfield, UK. 11 pp. House of Antiquity Reprint edition.  Description and Check List of the British European Airways helicopter mail service. SC, NEW. $11.50

726.  GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND CATALOGUE OF INTERNAL AIR MAILS 1910-1941, Compiled by N.C. Baldwin.  The Aero Field Handbook No 6. Francis J. Field, Ltd., Sutton Coldfield, UK. 35 pp. House of Antiquity Reprint edition. Descriptions and listings of Internal air mails of Great Britain & Northern Ireland. SC, NEW. $16.00

500. BRITISH AIRMAILS 1946-1951, AN ILLUSTRATED & PRICED SUPPLEMENT TO “BRITISH AIR MAILS 1784-1946”, compiled by N.C. Baldwin. The Aero Field Handbook No. 13. Francis J. Field, Ltd., Sutton Coldfield, UK. 20 pp. Photocopy. $6.50


557. FIFTY YEARS OF BRITISH AIR MAILS, 1911-1960. The Aero Field Handbook No. 17, compiled by N.C. Baldwin. Pub. by Francis J. Field, Ltd., Sutton Coldfield, UK, 1968 reprint + 1974 price revisions. 47 pp. Photocopy. $18.50

677. FIFTY YEARS OF ATLANTIC MAIL FLIGHTS, by N.C. Baldwin. Pub. by Francis J. Field, Ltd., Sutton Coldfield, UK, date unknown. 20 pp. A summary of some of the most important Atlantic Mail flights, e.g. French South Atlantic service, Catapult Experiments, German South Atlatic Service, the Zeppelin services, the Pick-a-Back Aircraft, Pan Am Southern route & Northern routes, Imperial Airways & First Post-War services. House of Antiquity Reprint edition, SC, NEW. $9.25

596. AIRWAY LETTERS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM, by Peter Lister. Published by the author, 1994. A4 size, 53 pp. Covers all aspects of the Airway Letter Services of the United Kingdom and the labels issued for letters carried by those services. SC, NEW. $25.00

611. THE AIR MAILS OF BRITISH AFRICA 1925-1932 - THE AERO FIELD HANDBOOK NO. 2, Compiled by N.C. Baldwin. Orig. pub. by Francis J. Field Ltd., Sutton Coldfield, England, 70 pp. History of the air mail service in British Africa during the pioneer period from 1925 to 1932. Detailed descriptions of the flights, maps, dispatch points, numbers of covers carried and valuations. (out of date but a good rarity guide). House of Antiquity Reprint edition, SC, NEW. $21.00

644. EMPIRE OF THE AIR - The Advent of the Air Age 1922-1929, by Viscount Templewood. Pub. by Collins, London, 1937, 319 pp. Excellent history of aviation in Great Britain. Much on the development of international services by Imperial Airways. Includes a useful chronology of principle air events-1917-1930, Lady Maud Hoare's account of the first flight to India by a woman, and a report by Viscount Templewood on the Beginnings of the African Air Services. Very scarce, VG condition. $35.00

513. INDIAN AIRWAYS, Stephen H. Smith. Pub. by author about 1930, Calcutta, India, 326 pp. The 3 volume book on all the 1st & special flights to, from & through India up to March 1930. Gives all details. This is the only source of information on many of the flights of the period. Rare. Photocopy. $40.00

788.  THE INDIAN AIR MAIL SOCIETY MONTHLY BULLETIN, edited by Stephen Smith, Calcutta, India.  Photocopies of the following issues between Feb.1930 and March 1939.  Each issue is 7 to 16 pages and gives information on first flights & special flights, rocket mail flights, in or through India at the time.  Very scarce journal and very useful for collectors of Indian aerophilately.  Feb. 1930 - 7 pages, April 1930 - 7 pages, Dec. 1930 - 9 pages, Jan. 1931 - 16 pages, Feb & March 1931 - 4 pages (missing 4 pages), April 1931 - 7 pages, Dec. 1931 - 7 pages, Dec. 1932 - 7 pages, Sep. 1933 - 9 pages, Dec. 1933 - 10 pages, Sep. 1936 - 8 pages, Dec. 1936 - 8 pages,  March 1939 - 7 pages.  12 issues, not a complete run.  $3.00 each or $32.00 for all.

207. WORLD FLIERS DANGER ZONE, Stephen H. Smith. Pub. by author 1927, Calcutta, India, 10 pp. A delightful little booklet about the "danger zone", which was across India to Bangkok. Photocopy of this rare booklet. $7.60

391. IMPERIAL AIRWAYS (AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES), a History & Price Checklist of the Empire Air Mails. Francis J. Field, Ltd., Sutton Coldfield, UK, 1950, 79 pp. The classic on philately of Imperial Airways. 1st flight & crash listings, route maps, aircraft & pilot photos, covers, cachets, etc. Scarce & long out of print.  House of Antiquity reprint edition. SC, NEW. $35.00

174. ALL-UP AIRMAIL, John C.W. Field. Francis J. Field, Ltd., Sutton Coldfield, UK, 1978, 23 pp. Interesting pamphlet covering all aspects of the "All-Up" air mail service to the British Empire beginning in 1938. Photocopy edition. SC. $10.00

46. BRITISH EXTERNAL AIRMAILS Until 1934, Alexander S. Newall. 2nd edition pub. by Christies-Robson Lowe, 1996. 226 pp. Nearly 1000 entries in the valued checklist. Most flight & background details provided in an extensive glossary. Over 60 photos. HC, NEW. Very scarce $75.00

670. BRITISH COMMONWEALTH AIRMAIL DIGEST 1-10, pub. by Francis J. Field, Ltd., Sutton Coldfield, UK, 48 pp. many illustrations. Useful listings of early flight covers within the British Commonwealth. House of Antiquity reprint edition. New. $14.10

201A. THE COMET-1. Pamphlet reprinted from “The Aero Field”, Francis J. Field Ltd., Sutton Coldfield, England. 14 pp. Listings of all known 1st & special flight covers flown by Comet 1 jets. Includes price supplement. House of Antiquity reprint edition. New. $8.75

201B. THE COMET-4. Pamphlet reprinted from “The Aero Field”, Francis J. Field Ltd., Sutton Coldfield, England. 20 pp. Listings of all known 1st & special flight covers flown by the Comet 4 jets. House of Antiquity reprint edition. New. $9.25

566. WINGS FOR THE EMPIRE, The Imperial Airways Story, Peter W. Moss. 5 part article series published in Aeroplane Monthly. 34 pp. Excellent history of Imperial with many B & W photos. Useful fleet lists. Photocopy. $14.20

690. FIRST FLIGHT COVERS OF BRITISH OVERSEAS AIRWAYS CORPORATION (BOAC). Database covering all 1st flights from 1950 through April 1974. Does not cover 1940 through 1949. 25 pp. Lists date of flight, all stopping points, aircraft type, and value (in German marks) of 1st flight covers, where known. Provided as an Excel file, which I will send by email. $18.00

693. STEPHEN SMITH'S LIST OF OFFICIAL, HISTORICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL FLIGHTS, Dr. D.J. Banerjea. pub. date unknown. 13 pp. Update of List of flights in India originally compiled by Stephen Smith. Covers the period 1910 to 1931. Excellent reference for the collector of Indian Airmails. Photocopy. $13.50

700. MALAYA, by N.C. Baldwin. Originally Pub. by Francis J. Field, Ltd., Sutton Coldfield, UK, date unknown. 20 pp. Chronological check list of flights to, from and within Malaya – 1923-1963. Detailed descriptions of the flights, maps, dispatch points, and valuations. (out of date but a good rarity guide). House of Antiquity Reprint edition, SC, NEW. $9.25

701. BOAC’s SILVER JUBILEE, compiled by John C.W. Field. Orig. pub. by Francis J. Field Ltd., Sutton Coldfield, England, 20 pp. Chronological listing of significant flights and services in the history of British Overseas Airways Corp. – 1940-1964. Descriptions of the flights, maps, covers, and photos of some pilots. House of Antiquity Reprint edition, SC, NEW. $12.00

702. THE AIR MAILS OF THE RHODESIAS AND NYASALAND, by N.C. Baldwin. Originally Pub. by Francis J. Field, Ltd., Sutton Coldfield, UK, date unknown. 16 pp. Air mail history and chronological check list of flights to, from and within the Rhodesias and Nyasaland – 1934-1943. Detailed descriptions of the flights, maps, and dispatch points. House of Antiquity Reprint edition, SC, NEW. $11.00

708. WINGS ACROSS THE WORLD, An Illustrated History of British Airways, by Harald Penrose.  Pub, by Cassell, London, 1980, 304 pp. An very nice history of Imperial Airways  & British Airways.  Well illustrated including some in colour. Lacks half-title, o/w VG in dust jacket.  Scarce. $30.00.

775. HONG KONG AIR POST HISTORY, A Priced Check List.  Compiled by N.C. Baldwin & J.C.W. Field. Orig. pub. by Francis J. Field Ltd., Sutton Coldfield, England, 1950. 8 pp.  House of Antiquity Reprint edition, SC, NEW. $11.00

776. CEYLON, 1873 - 1950, by John C.W. Field. Originally Pub. by Francis J. Field, Ltd., Sutton Coldfield, UK, 1950. 11 pp. Chronological check list of flights to, from and within Ceylon – 1873-1950. Detailed descriptions of the flights, map, dispatch points, and valuations. (out of date but a good rarity guide). House of Antiquity Reprint edition, SC, NEW. $10.00

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

744. QANTAS AERIANA 1920-1954, by E.A. Crome. pub. by Francis J. Field, Sutton Coldfield, England, 1955.  195 pp.  The classic aerophilatelic history of Qantas.  Gives details of all known special & first flights, shows many covers, air mail etiquettes, photos of pilots, an appendix giving names of the flying boats, & Qantas Lockheed Constellations.  Bottom corners slightly bumped and no dust cover, otherwise VF.  Very rare. $125.00

 

744A. Another copy in Very Fine condition, one corner very slightly bumped, no dust cover. $135.00


743. THE AIRMAILS OF NEW GUINEA 1922-42, by Dan Hare.  pub. by The Hawthorne Press, Melbourne, Australia, 1978, 56 pp.  A concise history of the airmails of New Guinea, including a list of aeroplanes known to have been in New Guinea 1927-42, New Guinea pilots, a check list of first or special flights & a summary of the early flights made crossing between Port Moresby and the Morobe Goldfields.  Like new and very scarce. $22.00

530.  THE AVIATORS - TRUE ADVENTURES OF AUSTRALIAN AIRMEN, William Joy.  Rigby Ltd., 1978.  211 pp.  Interesting book on early Australian pilots.  B&W photos, SC, NF.  $11.00

597. THE NEW ZEALAND AIRMAIL CATALOGUE, by James A. Stapleton. Air Mail Society of New Zealand, 1994. A4 size, 80 pp. Complete listing of all known first and special flights to, from and within New Zealand. It starts with listings for the Great Barrier Pigeongram Service in 1897, and goes up to the 60th Anniversary flight of the First Official Trans Tasman flight in February 1994. Each listing contains a brief description of the flight or service, the points between which covers were carried, the number of covers (where known), and the catalog value of each cover.  Out of stock, but we might be able to find a copy
 

SPECIAL OFFER. 597A. THE NEW ZEALAND AIRMAIL CATALOGUE, by James A. Stapleton. Air Mail Society of New Zealand, 1987. A4 size, 35 pp. Previous edition of 597 above. SC, NEW. Clearance price $10.00
 

SPECIAL OFFER. 597B. THE AIR MAILS OF NEW ZEALAND, VOL. ONE, THE INTERNAL FLIGHTS, Douglas A. Walker, Editor. Air Mail Society of New Zealand, 1955. A4 size, 114 pp. Original edition of the catalog of NZ domestic flights. Complete details of each flight with quantities of covers, where known. SC, NEW. Clearance price $22.00

612. AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND TO GREAT BRITAIN (Wartime Services, 1939-1945), by O.R.J. Lee. Orig. pub. by Francis J. Field Ltd., Sutton Coldfield, England, 16 pp. Article reprinted from "The Aero Field", details the flying boat service of 1939, 1940 service of BOAC, Qantas & TEAL, establishment of "Horseshoe" Route 1940-42, 1940 services by Pan American, 1941-1944 Combined Sea and Air Mail Services, 1942-45 Mails Carried by Transport Command Planes, 1943-45 Q.E.A. Indian Ocean Service. House of Antiquity Reprint edition, SC, NEW. $9.50

625. AUSTRALIAN AIR MAIL CATALOGUE, 2002 EDITION. Edited by Nelson Eustis, published by Hobby Investments Pty Ltd,  410 pp. includes the following sections: Rocket Mail (including all known special and recognized dates, listed & priced for unflown covers connected with the Woomera rocket experiments since 1964), Balloon Post, Pigeon Post, and new country sections for: Fiji, New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Pitcairn Island, Wallis & Futuna, and a revised section on Papua New Guinea with listings until 1960. A new appendix listing all the 364 names & addresses of the covers carried by Ross & Keith Smith during their 1919 flight from England to Australia. Many new listings and price changes since the 1997 edition, especially for Australian pioneer flights. NEW. $66.50

625A. AUSTRALIAN AIR MAIL CATALOGUE, 1990, 5th Edition. Edited by Nelson Eustis, published by Hobby Investments Pty Ltd. 307 pp.  We have a few new copies left.  Special clearance price.  $30.00

625B. AUSTRALIAN AIR MAIL CATALOGUE, 1984, 4th Edition. Edited by Nelson Eustis, published by Hobby Investments Pty Ltd. 230 pp.  We have a few new copies left.  Special clearance price$22.00

635. THE TRANS-PACIFIC ROUTE 1942-1945, by R.M. Startup. Pub. by Chavril Press, Perth, Scotland, 1997, 28 pp. Describes the airmail services across the Pacific between North America and Australia/New Zealand flown by the U.S. Army Air Force, U.S. Naval Air Transport & Royal Air Force Transport Command. Illustrated. NEW, SC. $22.00

639. THE LIFE & TIMES OF SIR CHARLES KINGSFORD SMITH, An Illustrated Chronology, by Edward P. Wixted. Pub. by author, Brisbane, Australia, 1996, 305 pp. Very interesting book about the life of Australia's most famous pilot. Lots of good black & white photos. Appendix listing significant flights, a short reading list of other books about Smith, and a comprehensive index. NEW, HC. $38.50

380. THE EXTERNAL AIR MAILS OF AUSTRALIA, N.C. Baldwin. Francis J. Field, Ltd., Sutton Coldfield, UK, 1965. 66 pp. Priced catalog of all external 1st flights to and from Australia. 60 pp. Many photos & covers shown. Excellent reference. Photocopy edition. $12.00

255. THE ROUTES OF THE VALKYRIES, John Pickering. Picton Publishing, Chippenham, UK, 1977, 95 pp. Very well done story and chronology of the flights of Kingsford Smith & C.T.P. Ulm, and philatelic check list. Long out of print & Scarce. SC, NEW. $15.00

728. AIRMAILS OF NEW ZEALAND, Vol. 2 - THE OVERSEAS FLIGHTS 1928 - 1940, compiled by Douglas A. Walker. Pub. by The Airmail Society of New Zealand, Inc., 1986, 346 pp.  Complete details of overseas flights where mail is known from and to New Zealand.  Much information on flights by Charles Kingsford Smith, Charles Ulm, Imperial Airways, Qantas and much more.  NEW, hard cover.  $53.00

666. AIRMAILS OF NEW ZEALAND, Vol. 3 - INTERNATIONAL AIRMAILS 1940 - 1970, edited by Robin M. Startup. Pub. by The Airmail Society of New Zealand, Inc., 1997, 277 pp. Details the international airmail services from wartime flying boat era up to the jet age, and is a sequel to Vol. 2. Well done catalog of NZ international airmail, with maps, photos and black & white photos of many covers (approx. 200 illustrations). NEW, HC, large size format, $53.00

375. QANTAS EMPIRE AIRWAYS COMES OF AGE. Pamphlet reprinted from the Aero Field, pub. by Francis J. Field, Ltd., Sutton Coldfield, UK, 20 pp. Brief history of Qantas and a checklist of flights and flight covers. Illustrated. House of Antiquity reprint edition. New. $9.80

769. PACIFIC FLIGHT, THE STORY OF THE LADY SOUTHERN CROSS, P.G. Taylor. John Hamilton Ltd., London, 1936. 264 pp. Fascinating book about the author’s famous trans Pacific flight. B & W photos, maps. G, very scarce. $38.50

686. NEW ZEALAND AIRMAIL LABEL & AVIATION CINDERELLA CATALOGUE, James A. Stapleton. Pub. by The Air Mail Society of New Zealand, Christchurch, 1999. 68 pp. A complete update of the earlier editions. All air mail labels and aviation Cinderella items shown & priced in NZ$. 8 ½ x 11 ½ format, SC. NEW. $13.00

SPECIAL OFFER – 686A. HANDBOOK OF NEW ZEALAND AVIATION CINDERELLAS AND AIRMAIL LABELS, Compiled by James A. Stapleton. Pub. by The Air Mail Society of New Zealand, Christchurch, 1989. 30 pp. The 1st edition of the air label & Cinderella catalog. SC, NEW. Clearance price $6.60

SPECIAL OFFER – 686B. NEW ZEALAND AIRPOST CINDERELLAS, Compiled by James A. Stapleton. Pub. by The Air Mail Society of New Zealand, Christchurch, 1992. 46 pp. The 2nd edition of the Cinderella catalog. Including Pigeon Posts, Fastpost Labels, Airline Seals, Air Mail Etiquettes & Aviation Cinderellas. SC, NEW. Clearance price $8.80

711. AUSTRALIA'S FIRST FLIGHT - MARCH 1920, by Nelson Eustis.  Pub. by Hobby Investments Pty., Ltd., Adelaide, Australia, 2002. 62 pp.  Details and interesting accounts of the first airplane flights in Australia, by Fred Custance, and Harry Houdini - one in Adelaide on 17 March 1910, and the other in Melbourne on the following day.  The book is not philatelic, as no covers were carried on either flight. NEW, SC. $12.00

738. BRITISH COMMONWEALTH PACIFIC AIRLINES – 1946 - 1954 by Laurence Kimpton.  Published by the author, Solihull, England, 2005.  60 pp., soft cover, 8½ x 11½ inch size.  Mixture of black & white and color illustrations.  Complete history of this airline, which operated between Australia and the USA & Canada.  Many illustrations of covers, posters, labels, etc.  NEW $33.00

AFRICA

779.  South African Airmails, by Nicholas Arrow.  Pub. by author, 2008. 203 pp.  An outline of the airmail services affecting South Africa, with a listing of aerophilatelic material flown to, from or through South Africa for the period to to 7 February 1994.  Color illustrations of covers. New, SC, A4 size, spiral bound.  Includes 45 page Supplement, issued March 2010.  $60.00

 

745. AIRMAIL ETIQUETTES (LABELS) OF SOUTH AFRICA, by Howard Cook.  A complete description of all known South African airmail etiquettes, and shows them all. Photocopy. $6.00


599. EAST AFRICAN AIRMAIL TO 1939, by Bill Colley. Pierpoint Pub., Hurstpierpoint, England, 1994, 120 pp. History & listings of early East African Airmails. Airmail instructional marks, chronological checklist by date, route, type of service, carrier, if airmail exists & remarks, Tanganyika & Zanzibar airmail rates, bibliography & index. . SC, NEW. $30.00
 

ALSO SEE NUMBERS 521 & 651 UNDER “WORLD WAR 2”
 

587. THE AIRPOSTS OF SOUTH AFRICA 1911-56, N.C. Baldwin & Milton F. Stern. Francis J. Field, Ltd., Sutton Coldfield, UK, 22 pp. Illustrated listing of South African Airmails. House of Antiquity reprint edition. SC, NEW. $14.00

658. SOUTH AFRICAN AIRMAILS, a Chronological Listing Indicating the History and the Development of South Africa and South West Africa, Capt. M.F. Stern. The Aerophilatelic Society of Southern Africa, sometime after 1968, 92 pp. Gives detailed descriptions of all first & special flights to, from & within South Africa & South West Africa. Many covers shown. No prices. Long out of print. SC photocopy. $20.00

26. AIRMAILS OF THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA 1961-1981, a chronological listing, including flights in SWA, by Capt. D.J. Uys. Aerophilatelic Society of Southern Africa. Lists & prices all known first & special flights to/from/within South Africa during this period. Does not give any details of flights. With Supplement published later. Photocopy. $12.00

144. THE TIME SHRINKERS – The Development of Civil Aviation in Africa, David Jones. David Rendel Ltd., London, 1971. 273 pp. The classic on the early record & survey flights to, from & in Africa. Lots of good photos & maps. Very scarce.  VF copy without DC. $25.00

732.  WINGED COURIER, by Harry Lein.  Howard B. Timmins, Cape Town, 1955.  130 pp.  History of the "stick & string" flyers, who 1st blazed the air trails, and early aviation in South Africa. Excellent coverage of the early airmail services, including Union Airways, Imperial Airways, BOAC and South African Airways. One of the best histories of South African aviation.  Many black & white photos.  Very good condition, no dust cover. $70.00

WORLD WAR 2

796. AIRMAIL OPERATIONS DURING WORLD WAR II, by Thomas H. Boyle, Jr.  Published by American Air Mail Society, 1998.  927 pages, soft cover.  The definitive work on airmail operations during World War 2.  Covers world wide routes, rates, and much more information.  Long out of print and much sought after.  New, but there could be minor defects. $100.00

 

733. BRIDGING THE CONTINENTS IN WARTIME – IMPORTANT AIRMAIL ROUTES 1939-1945, by Hans E. Aitink and Egbert Hovenkamp.  Published by de Stichting Luchtpostgeschiedenis Tweede Wereldoorlog, Enschede, The Netherlands, 2005.  227 pages, soft cover, A4 format.  Written in English, details the major airmail routes during the Second World War period between 1939 and 1945.  There are eighteen chapters.  The following is a summary of the major routes covered:

 

The KLM Service Amsterdam-Bandung August-September 1939

 
    Imperial Airways/BOAC/Qantas Empire Service – England-Australia 1939/1940 – flying boats & landplanes

 

Imperial Airways/BOAC Empire Service – England-Africa 1939/1940

 

BOAC/Qantas Horseshoe Route – South Africa-Australia – June 1940-1942

 

KNILM Service Java-Australia 1938-1942

 

Tasman Empire Airways Ltd. (TEAL) Service – Sydney-Auckland 1940-1943

 

Imperial Airways/BOAC Service – Hong Kong-Bangkok 1939/1940

 

Pan Am Transpacific Clipper Service FAM14 – San Francisco-Hong Kong/Singapore 1939-1942

 
    Pan Am North Atlantic Clipper Service FAM18 – 1939-1942

 

Pan Am Clipper Service FAM22 – Miami-Leopoldville – 1941-1945

 

LATI Service – Italy-South America – 1939-1942

 

Reprint, New, soft cover.  $50.00



673. BLOCKADE RUNNERS - SWEDEN'S LIFELINE IN THE SECONDWORLD WAR, by Lars Axel Nilsson & Leif A. Sandberg. Pub. by the authors, Sweden, 1996. 303 pp. The fascinating story of the commercial air service between Scotland and Sweden during the 2nd World War, operated by Sweden's ABA. These flights were extremely dangerous, as they had to cross over the Skagerrak Sea and Norway, which was occupied by the Germans. Some of the flights were shot down, and most flights carried passengers, mail and ball bearings which were manufactured in Sweden. The authors were pilots on this service and later became SAS captains. Out of print, but we might be able to locate a copy.

520. UNDER COVER ADDRESSES OF WORLD WAR II, 2nd edition, C. & A. Entwistle. Pub. by Chavril Press, Abernethy, Scotland, 1992, 44 pp. A concise history of the undercover addresses used to send and receive mail between countries involved in the war. Facinating and useful in identifying covers. SC, NEW. $23.00
 
750. UNDERCOVER ADDRESSES OF WORLD WAR II, 3rd Edition, by Charles Entwistle. Pub. by Chavril Press, Abernethy, Scotland, 2006, 46 pp.  A concise history of the undercover addresses used to send and receive mail between countries involved in the war. This 3rd edition lists over 340 such addresses relative to 39 countries and territories, together with additional background information.  Facinating and useful in identifying covers. SC, NEW. $27.00
 

521. WARTIME AIRMAILS - THE HORSESHOE ROUTE, C. & A. Entwistle. Pub. by Chavril Press, Abernethy, Scotland, 1992, 24 pp. A concise but informative history of the Horseshoe Route, used to carry the airmail between Great Britain, Africa and Australasia during the 2nd World War. Very interesting and useful reference. No covers shown. SC, NEW. $17.00
 

604. WARTIME AIRMAILS - GREAT BRITAIN TRANSATLANTIC & BEYOND, by Charles Entwistle. Pub. by the author, Perth, Scotland, 1995. A5 size, 24 pp. 2nd in series by the author on World War II airmails (the 1st was "The Horseshoe Route"). Recounts the British struggle to maintain a Transatlantic service during the war. Describes the Imperial & BOAC services, Transatlantic ferry service & services by Trans-Canada Air Lines, the RAF Transport Command, and the "Mailcan" service, which was provided by the Royal Canadian Air Force. Rates from UK to North, Central & South America and some postal & censor markings. SC, NEW. US$17.00

 

774. WARTIME AIRMAILS - THE TRANS-PACIFIC ROUTE - 1942-1945, by R.M. Startup. Pub. by Chavril Press, Perth, Scotland, 1997. A5 size, 28 pp. Another in series on World War II airmails.  Describes the trans-Pacific airmail services operated by various military forces during the 2nd WorldWar.  Covers the Trans-Pacific Military Air Service, Intra-Theatre air services in the South Pacific & Central Pacific, a bibliography and maps of the air routes.  SC, NEW. US$17.00

 

651. WARTIME AIRMAILS. THE LOCALLY REGISTERED AND FOREIGN AIR SERVICES OF BRITISH AFRICA, by Charles Entwistle. Published by Chavril Press, Abernethy, Scotland, 1998, 24 pp. This is the 4th in the "Wartime Airmails" series (see items 521, 604 & 635 above). The booklet details the wartime routes in British Africa of Elders Colonial Airways, Ltd., Rhodesian and Nyasaland Airways Ltd., South African Airways, and Wilson Airways Ltd., who flew a network of routes providing support and feeder services to the long range services of BOAC. It also lists the diverse range of services provided by foreign airlines who flew to, through or from British Africa, such as Ala Littoria from Italy, Pan American Airways, Sabena, and various French airlines. It briefly describes the airlines involved and the routes they flew. It does not describe or list mail and covers flown. Included is a 5 page section called "Postal History Notes", which does explain the mail carried during this period. NEW, soft cover. $16.00

740. WARTIME AIRMAILS. THE LOCALLY REGISTERED AND FOREIGN AIR SERVICES OF BRITISH ASIA, by Charles Entwistle. Published by Chavril Press, Abernethy, Scotland, 2001, 24 pp. This is the 5th in the "Wartime Airmails" series (see items 521, 604, 635 & 651 above). The booklet details the wartime routes in British Asia of BOAC, airlines in India, Palestine, Singapore, China, Egypt, France, Netherlands, Netherlands East Indies, USA, Aden, Bahrain, Burma, Ceylon, Hong Kong, Malaya, Palestine & Jordan.  There are brief descriptions of Air Mail Letter Cards, "Light" Post Cards, and the Airgraph Service. It briefly describes the airlines involved and the routes they flew. It does not describe or list mail and covers flown. NEW, soft cover.  $16.00

660. THE LONG WAY HOME, by Ed Dover. Published by Paladwr Press, McLean, Virginia, 1999, 148 pp. When The Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor in December 1941, the Pan Am Boeing 314 flying boat was at Auckland, New Zealand, about to return to Honolulu and San Francisco. As it was too dangerous for it the return back up the Pacific via Honolulu, Pan Am Headquarters in New York ordered the Captain to return in a westerly direction in total radio silence. This book expertly gives the story of the trip back to New York via the Dutch East Indies, Ceylon, Africa, South America and the Caribbean. It was a challenging trip for the crew, as there were no Pan Am support bases until they reached West Africa, and at least two stops could not provide aviation fuel, which meant they had to use automobile fuel. A fascinating account of this historic trip. HC,  Out of print.

660A.  THE LONG WAY HOME, Revised Edition, by Ed Dover.  Pub. by author, 2008, 172 pp.  Soft cover revised edition of the above book. New. $26.00

736.  CHINA DIARIES, by Louis Stannard.  Pub. by iUniverse, Inc., 2004.  446 pp.  A novel about the China National Aviation Corporation (CNAC), which was China's private airline.  The story takes place during the 2nd World War, when China was occupied by the Japanese.  Very well written, and exciting. Historically accurate. SC, VF.  (lists new for $25.00 on Amazon) $17.00

MISCELLANEOUS AVIATION HISTORY BOOKS

NEW 799. ICARE – COUR SES ET MEETINHS AÉRIENS DE LA BELLE ÉPOQUE – 1909-1914.  Vol. I, 1909.  Fantastic full color book on the Frech air meets in 1909.  Shows all the aircraft, pilots, souvenirs, etc.  A fantastic book. SC, New. $30.00

 

792.  EARLY JETLINERS, the Illustrated International Aircraft Guide, by Bill Gunston.  pub. by Phoebus Publishing Co./BPC Publishing Ltd., London, 1980.  64 pp.  Color guide to early airline jetliners, including Vickers jetprops, Avro Canada, DH Comet, Boeing 707 & 720 and many more.  VG, soft cover. $10.00

 

765.  CONCORDE NOW ARRIVING, a Flight Magazine Supplement, pub. by Flight International, 1976, 32 pp. A magazine giving various facts and data about the Concorde. SC. Scarce. $10.00

761.  NOSTALGIA ARTISTICA - ARTISTIC PUBLICITY OF THE SMALLER AIR SERVICES - 1926-1936, by Don Thomas, pub. by author, Dunedin, FL., USA, 1993, 48 pp.  The book contains color reproductions of posters, brochures, timetables, baggage labels and other publicity of smaller U.S. airlines.  SC, New. These are now out of print and hard to find. $40.00

 

785.  NOSTALGIA PANAMERICANA – SELLING ROMANCE IN COLOR, by Don Thomas, pub. by author, Dunedin, FL., USA, 1987, 62 pp.  The book contains color reproductions of posters, brochures, timetables, baggage labels and other publicity of Pan American World Airways and its subsidiary airlines.  SC, New. These are now out of print and hard to find. $45.00

 

762.  POSTER ART OF THE AIRLINES, by Don Thomas, pub. by author, Dunedin, FL., USA, 1989, 64 pp.  The book contains color reproductions of posters, brochures, timetables, baggage labels and other publicity of various U.S. & Foreign airlines.  SC, New. These are now out of print and hard to find. $45.00


757.  THE NORTH-WEST AERIAL FRONTIER 1919-1934, by Edward P. Wixted. pub. 1985 by Boolarong Publications, 216 p.  Some men, women anf flying machones seen in north-west Australia in the pioneering period: international flights, round-Australia flights, and the completion of the Darwin air link to the eastern states.  The north-west aerial frontier of Australia is that inhospitable stretch of coastline lying broadly between Darwin in the north and Broome to the south, and upon which beat the waters of the Timor Sea and the Indian Ocean.  The book lists 82 of these famous or pioneering flights in chronological order, starting with the Vickers Vimy flight of Captain Ross Smith and his brother Lt. Keith Smith from England to Australia in 1919. Each flight is given two pages, with a facing page of photos and maps, and the opposite page with text describing the flight.  Not philatelic, but essential for anyone collecting the record flight covers.  Long out of print and Very Scarce. VF, HC. $75.00


401.  SOUTHERN MAIL/NIGHT FLIGHT, Antoine de Saint-Exupery.  Penguin Modern Classics, Harmondsworth, UK, 1971.  174 pp.  Two classics by this famous pilot & writer, based on an air mail pilot's experience in South America.  Great reading.  SC, VG.  $8.80

131A. RIDERS OF THE SKY – THE SAGA OF THE FLYING MEN, Harry Harper. Hodder & Stoughton Ltd., London, 1936. 255 pp. plus 23 pp. of blue & white photos of famous men & women pilots. A classic book on the early pioneer fliers. NF, Scarce. $27.50
 

602. WINGS FOR THE WORLD, John Brindley. International Air Transport Association (IATA), Geneva & Montreal, 1995. 199 pp. A history of IATA, published in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of IATA. Hundreds of b & w & color photos of commercial aircraft from 1919 to the present--many of them rare and seldom seen. A must for the commercial aircraft enthusiast. NEW. $55.00
 

627. DE HAVILLAND - A POSTAL HISTORY, Roy Wheeler. Pub. by Pier Point Publishing, Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks, England, 1997. 160 pp. Database of known De Havilland first & special flights where mail was carried. De Havilland milestone dates, aircraft specs & photos of types. Appendix listing known De Havilland related postcards, listing of countries which have issued stamps depicting De Havilland types, 200 scanned illustrations. New, SC. $35.75
 

518. THE BERLIN AIRLIFT, Robert Jackson. Patrick Stephens, Wellingborough, UK, 1988. 160 pp. History of the Berlin Airlift, non philatelic. B & W photos, individual aircraft performance, casualties & crashes, glossary & index. NEW. $19.00

653. SOARING WINGS, A BIOGRAPHY OF AMELIA EARHART, George Palmer Putnam. Harcourt, Brace & Co., New York, 1939, 294 pp. Excellent biography written by Amelia's husband. Many B&W photos. Very scarce book. EXLIB copy, VG. $38.50

758. THE SOUND OF WINGS - THE BIOGRAPHY OF AMELIA EARHART, Mary Lovell. Century Hutchinson Ltd., London, 1989, 472 pp.  A complete biography of Amelia Earhart, by the author of "Straight on Till Morning", the biography of Beryl Markham.  The book covers Amelia's childhood all the way through to her disappearance in the Pacific Ocean in 1937. Many b&w photos. NEW, HC. $45.00
 
771. THE FUN OF IT - Random Records of My Own Flying And of Women in Aviation, by Amelia Earhart. Academy Press Limited, Chicago, 1977, 218 pp.  Reprint of her original book published in the 1930s.  A complete autobiography by Amelia Earhart. The book covers Amelia's childhood all the way through to her trans-Atlantic flight as a passenger with Wilmer Stultz and Louis Gordon in 1928. b&w photos. VG, HC. $20.00

772. LAST FLIGHT, Amelia Earhart, arranged by George Palmer Putnam, pub. by George G. Harrap & Co., Ltd., London, reprint edition, January 1938.  Written mostly by her about her last flight around the world before her disappearance with Fred Noonan in 1937. b&w photos. Good, HC. $17.00  

80. FLYING WITNESS – HARRY HARPER AND THE GOLDEN AGE OF AVIATION, by Graham Wallace. Putnam, London, 1958. 272 pp. A beautiful book on the period from 1906 to World War 1. Good photos of early aircraft. Excellent condition, scarce. $24.20

590. LOST STAR – THE SEARCH FOR AMELIA EARHART, Her Mysterious Disappearance Solved at Last, Randall Brink. Bloomsbury Pub., Ltd., London 1994. 206 pp. The final story on what really happened to Amelia. A must for Earhart fans. NEW, DC. $28.60

565. FLIGHT, THE FIVE AGES OF AVIATION, John Blake. Haynes Publishing Group, Sparkford, Somerset, UK, 1987. 151 pp. Beautiful color drawings of aircraft by members of the Guild of Aviation Artists. From balloons to airships & early bi-planes. World wars 1 & 2, the Hindenburgh, Short S30 flying boat, and the rest mostly military aircraft. Mint w/DC. $44.00

671. THE AIR RACERS – AVIATION’S GOLDEN ERA 1909-1936, Terry Gwynn-Jones. Lansdowne Press, Sydney, Australia, 1993. 224 pp. Fantastic book on the early air racers. Many photos, most in color. NEW w/DC. $38.50

672. AERONAUTICAL GAZETTE ILLUSTRATED – “THOSE MAGNIFICENT MEN IN THEIR FLYING MACHINES” – Special Souvenir Edition issued in connection with the movie of same name, 1965. 32 pp. Profiles & photos of the various actors, many photos of the aircraft used, with many in color. An interesting book for aviation movie buffs. Good condition, SC. $12.00

406. GETTING OFF THE GROUND – The Pioneers of Aviation Speak For Themselves, George Vecsey & George C. Dade. E.P. Dutton, New York, 1979. 304 pp. Very interesting book about the early pioneers of aviation. M w/DC. $16.50

752. RICHARD ARCHBOLD AND THE ARCHBOLD BIOLOGICAL STATION, by Roger A. Morse. pub. by University Press of Florida, 2000, 107 pp. HC.  Interesting book about the biological station in Florida, which was run by Richard Archbold after his famous New Guinea Expeditions. Includes some references to the aircraft he used, including the Guba I & Guba II. exlib, VF like new, HC. $20.00

766. THE LIVES OF BERYL MARKHAM - OUT OF AFRICA'S HIDDEN SEDUCTRESS, by Errol Trzebinski.  Mandarin Paperbacks, London, 1994.  402 pp.  An excellent biography of the pilot Beryl Markham, by a woman who spent almost all her life in Kenya, and who was a consultant on the movie "Out of Africa".  SC, New.  $12.00

767. STRAIGHT ON TILL MORNING, the biography of Beryl Markham, by Mary S. Lovell.  St. Martin's Press, New York, 1987.  408 pp.  Another excellent biography of the pilot Beryl Markham.  Gives a somewhat different perspective than the Trzebinski book.  HC, New.  $18.00

773. THE AMERICAN HERITAGE HISTORY OF FLIGHT, pub. by American Heritage Publishing Co., Inc., 1962.  416 pp.  An excellent pictorial history of American aviation. Lots of color and black & white photos.  HC. Front cover slightly faded at top, but otherwise VG condition.  $15.00

MISCELLANEOUS AEROPHILATELIC BOOKS

782. THE PIONEER FLIGHTS OF GARDEN CITY ESTATES, NEW YORK: 1911, by Robert Schoendorf.  Published by Al Zimmerman, New York, 1982.  75 pp.  Complete history of the Pioneer Air Meeting at Garden City in 1911.  Includes photos of covers, aircraft, pilots, etc.  Long out of print.  New, soft cover. $25.00

 

781. THE FIRST AIRMAIL FLIGHT ACROSS THE ANDES - 5th August 1919, by John Pringle, M.D., pub. by Sherratt & Hughes, Manchester, England, 1939, 24 pp., An account of the discovery of the flight between Chile and Argentina, with illustrations of the covers carried. SC, photocopy. $10.00


756. THE CIVILIAN AIRGRAPH SERVICE IN PALESTINE 1941-1945, by Julius Fletcher & Hartwig Danesch. pub. by The British Association of Palestine - Israel Philatelists, 1983, 76 pp.  Covers all aspects of the Civilian Airgraph Service in Palestine during the 2nd World War. Includes many illustrations of airgraphs, post office circulars, & technical data about the airgraph service.  VF like new, SC. Out of print and very scarce. $40.00


755. THE AEROPHILATELY OF THE U.S. ARMY'S FIRST PAN AMERICAN GOOD WILL FLIGHT (December 21, 1926 to May 2, 1927), by Julius Grigore, Jr.  pub. by the author, Venice, FL, USA, 1995, 132 pp. Complete history of the U.S. Army's first Pan American Goodwill flight between Dec. 21, 1926 and May 2, 1927.  Includes many b&w photos, maps, etc.  SC, New.  Scarce. $35.00


749. MAN'S FIGHT TO FLY, by John P.V. Heinmuller. Revised edition, pub. by Aero Print Company, New York, 1945, 370 pp., 200 photos.  The chronology of Aviation and intimate stories of the most outstanding world's record flights - over 200 documental photos.  A great book for anyone interested in the early trans oceanic record flights and the flown covers --especially trans-Atlantic.  Fair condition, shelf wear, bumped corner.  Very scarce. HC, no dust cover. $45.00

747. SOUTHERN MAIL, by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.  Pub. by Harvest Books, Harcourt Brace & Co., New York.  120 pp. A novel about flying the mail from France to North Africa in the 1930s.  In his first novel, Saint-Exupery pays homage to "those elemental divinities-night, day, mountain, sea and storm" turning an account of a routine mail flight from France to North Africa into an epic rendering of the pioneer days of commercial aviation.  English edition. New, SC. $13.00


722. THE FIRST THE FASTEST AND THE FAMOUS, A Cavalcade of Croydon Airport Events & Celebrities, compiled by Douglas Cluett.  Pub. By London Borough of Sutton Libraries & Arts Services, 1985.  78 pp.  Full of photos and brief descriptions of the famous events and celebrities that passed through Croydon Airport.  Examples are famous record flights, Charles Lindbergh, visits by kings, queens & royalty, significant Imperial Airways first flights, and the 1st time that famous aircraft landed at Croydon.  Very interesting book.  SC, NEW.  Out of print and scarce.  $22.00.

 

723. LIGNES AFRICAINES – HISTOIRE AEROPHILATELIQUE – TOME 1 – LES DEFRICHEURS: 1911 – 1931 (AFRICAN LINES – AEROPHILATELIC HISTORY – VOLUME 1 – THE PIONEERS: 1911 – 1931), by Gérard Collot & Alain Cornu.  Pub. By Editions Bertrand Sinais, Paris, 1999.  189 pp.  A very complete aerophilatelic history of the early air routes to Africa.  Very detailed explanations of all the survey & first flights, listings of the mail carried on each leg.  Many of the covers are shown.  Also many photos of the aircraft, color reproductions of promotional posters, maps, etc.  Includes a pricing supplement.  A fantastic book and a must for the aerophilatelist interested in Africa.  Hard cover, NEW.  $68.00


575. JUSQU'A AIRMAIL MARKINGS, Ian McQueen. W.A. Page, Dartford, Kent, UK, 1993, 109 pp. First complete monograph on these interesting, but neglected airmail markings. Photocopy printed. SC, Photocopy. $35.00 - NOW OUT OF PRINT
 

575B. JUSQU'A AIRMAIL MARKINGS (A Study) 1995 SUPPLEMENT, by Ian McQueen. W. A. Page, Kent, England . A4 size, 273 pp. Supplement to the original book, which was published in 1993 (see no. 575). The original book was 109 pages, and this Supplement is more than double the number of pages as the original book. SC, Photocopy. $45.00 - NOW OUT OF PRINT
 

605. THE PIONEER & SEMI OFFICIAL AIR MAILS OF CANADA 1918-1934, by C. A. Longworth Dames. Pub. by Canadian Semi-Official Air Mail Study Circle, USA, 1995. New & enlarged edition of the previous book, which was very popular. SC, NEW. $22.00
 

606. AEROTHEK, 1ST FLIGHT COVER DATABASE. Compiled by Trans World Philair Club, Kelkheim, Germany. A database of 1st flight covers from 1950 to present. 34,000 listings, by any of following categories: flights of one or more aircraft types, flights of a certain airline, flight to/from a specific city, flights to/from a specific country, flights of a certain period, flights over the North Pole, flights over Siberia, Transpacific flights, topics illustrated in the cachets. Estimated value of covers for each. Available as printouts or on 5.25 or 3.5 disks for users of dBase IV (Borland/Ashton Tate). $11.00 per printout hard copy or on disk) of up to 5 pages (approximately 50 listings. For longer listings, $1.60 for each additional page. Text only--no cachet illustrations. Postage included in prices. Specify airline, city, country, etc. when ordering

613. BERMUDA BY AIR, a Handbook & Catalog of Bermuda Aerophilately, by Charles E. Cwiakala. Pub. by author, Reading, MA - USA, 1996, 160 pp., 8 1/2 x 11 format. Comprehensive reference lists encompassing all of Bermuda's air mail postal history from 1919 to present., All listings numbered and priced. SC, NEW. US$73.70

650. THE ALASKA FLYING EXPEDITION - The U.S. Army's 1920 New York to Nome Flight, by Stan Cohen. Published by Pictorial Histories Pub. Co., Inc., Missoula, MT, 1998, 112 pp. Account of one of the most daring aviation adventures, when 8 daredevil U.S. Army Air Service fliers made a historic flight from Long Island, New York to the barren coast on the Bering Sea and the famous gold mining town of Nome. Lots of black & white photos, newspaper clippings, etc. Not philatelic. NEW, soft cover. $22.00

634. INTRODUCING COMBI-MAIL - Aeropostal History, by Frans J. van Beveren. Pub. by Detail Topical Stamp Catalogues, Groningen, Holland, 1997, 256 pp. The first study of combi-mail--covers which have been carried partly by air and partly by surface. Combi-mail is about postal markings, which are usually only found on commercial or private airmail. Shows many covers, a few in color. NEW, HC. $38.00

364. CLASSIFYING THE U.S. "BI-PLANE & MONO-PLANE' SLOGAN CANCELS (A HANDBOOK), Vi VandenBoom. Pub. by author, 1979. 46 pp. Photocopy of this useful handbook, which classifies and shows all the various U.S. bi-plane and mono-plane slogan cancels, and all the cities which used them. $10.00

534. ETIQUETTES: PAR AVION - BY AIRMAIL, Frank Jones. Pub. by author, London, UK, 1992, 56 pp. A study of the air mail etiquette--its earliest use, different types, official & unofficial, many different types shown, including some in color. Well done book. A4 size, SC, NEW. $19.80 - NOW SOLD OUT AND OUT OF PRINT - We might be able to find a copy

586. BRIDGING THE PACIFIC, John C.W. Field. Francis J. Field, Ltd., Sutton Coldfield, UK, 49 pp. Priced chronology of projected, attempted & successful Pacific flights 1919-51. House of Antiquity reprint edition. SC, NEW. $18.00

588. BRIDGING THE SOUTH ATLANTIC, A.L. Leon. Postal History Int'l, 1974, 11 pp. Recording the early flights from 1920 to the outbreak of WW2. Zeppelins, Catapults, Experimental Flights. Illustrations of covers & cancels. Reprint edition, SC, NEW. $12.00

405. L'AEROESPRESSO ITALIANA E LE EMISSIONI DELA CONVENZIONE POSTALE ITALO-ELLENICA, Spiro Raftopulos, date unknown. Small 16 page booklet about this early airline that flew between Italy and Greece. Many stamps & covers shown. Italian language. SC, NEW. $12.00

405A. AERO ESPRESSO ITALIANA S.A., Vincent Prange, date unknown, 96 pp.  Catalogue of stamps, flights & documents.  History of this early airline that flew between Italy and Greece.  Many stamps & covers shown in color.  English language. SC, NEW.  Very scarce.  $55.00

406. LES PREMIERS VOLS POSTAUX EN ITALIE, Enrico Linguitti. Publisher unknown, 14 pp. Small booklet on history of the 1st flights in Italy. No illustrations, French language. SC, NEW. $8.00

656. THE COLLECTORS CLUB PHILATELIST, JULY 1970, VOL. 49, NO. 4. The Collectors Club, New York, 64 pp. Issue with obituary of Henry M. Goodkind, the prominent editor of The Aerophilatelist Annals. Includes other general philatelic articles. SC. Reprint. $11.00

657. HUBBARD, THE FORGOTTEN BOEING AVIATOR, Jim Brown. Peanut Butter Publishing, Seattle, Wash., USA, 1996, 229 pp. Interesting biography of Eddie Hubbard, who was responsible for the first mass produced commercial aircraft to be built by the Boeing Company. He and Bill Boeing operated the 1st international air mail service from Vancouver to Seattle for many years. Covers all aspects of Hubbard's activities. Many B&W photos, newspaper clippings. Extensive bibliography & index. SC, NEW. $27.50

669. ARCTIC AIRMAILS, pub. by Francis J. Field, Ltd., Sutton Coldfield, UK, 20 pp. many illustrations.  A useful booklet on the early arctic airmail flights and covers carried. House of Antiquity reprint edition. New. $8.80

663. O.A.T. and A.V.2 Markings on Irish Airmail. See IRISH AEROPHILATELIC BOOKS Section

582. THE ITALIAN SOUTH ATLANTIC AIR MAIL SERVICE 1939-1941, Richard Beith. Pub. by author, 1993. 64 pp. In-depth study of this short-lived airmail service. All known aspects of covers, postal rates, mail planes, etc. SC. Sold out, but we might be able to find a copy

518. HISTORY’S MESSAGES: MARVELS OF THE MAIL, Commemorating the 20th Congress of the Universal Postal Union. Pub. by U.S. Postal Service, 1989. 30 pp. Brief history of mail service and the UPU. Spaces for all postal items issued during UPU Congress & World Stamp Expo 89. SC, NEW. $5.50

679. AIRMAILS OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, R.G. Wike. Published by British West Indies Study Circle, UK, 1999. 214 pages. A comprehensive history of the airmails of T & T. Lots of black & white, and some color photos of covers. Lots of rates charts. Hard cover. Out of stock, but we might be able to find a copy.

685. OAT and AV2 MARKINGS -- Second Edition, by Murray Heifetz, pub. by American Air Mail Society, 142 pp. Monograph greatly expands from the 1st edition, the study of OAT (Onward Air Transmission) and AV2 markings, a series of worldwide postal markings from 1938 through 1974 that directed air mail envelopes to be carried by air through a series of intermediate points. Depicts and describes currently known OAT and AV2 markings, with many reproductions of full-sized covers. NEW, SC. Clearance - $12.00

695. THE STAMPLESS AIR MAIL LETTER CARDS AND AIR LETTERS USED BY SOUTH AFRICAN TROOPS - 1941 – 1945, Tom Mullins. Published by The Philatelic Federation of Southern Africa, 2001. 14 pp. Identification of the various issues of stampless Air Mail Letter Cards and Air Letters used by South African troops in the course of World War II (1941-1945) in the Middle East & Mediterranean. Describes and shows all the various stampless air mail letter cards and air letters used. Includes short bibliography. $9.00

714. STAMPS AND AIRCRAFT, by James Watson. Pub. by Faber & Faber Ltd., London, 1961.  160 pp.  Various aspects of collecting stamps depicting aircraft.  Chapters cover bird-men & balloons, the 1st powered aircraft, airships & Zeppelins, seaplanes & flying boats, transatlantic flights, airmail stamps/planes & pilots, modern giants of the air, fighters & bombers, autogyros & helicopters, lightplanes/gliders & models, some famous airlines & airports, and rockets & satellites.  Somestamps are shown in black & white. Very good, HC w/ dust cover which isslightly worn.  Very scarce. $38.50

715. WORLD JET AIRCRAFT ON STAMPS, Topical Handbook No. 57. Pub. by American Topical Assn., 1967.  95 pp. A listing of all known stamps showing jet aircraft up to 1967.  Includes some background information on various jet aircraft.  A few stamps are shown in black & white.  SC.  sold out but we might be able to find another copy.

AIRSHIP, BALLOON & ZEPPELIN BOOKS

751. THE STORY OF THE WWI ZEPPELIN RAID ON ELDON (THE DENE VALLEY) 5TH/6TH APRIL, 1916, by Margaret Beith. pub. by Richard Beith Associates, Chester, England, 1999, 19 pp.  Non-philatelic book about the German Zeppelin raid on Eldon, south of Bishop Auckland, County Durham, England.  Photos of the L16 Zeppelin Airship and the crew.  Interesting little book on a little known event. New, SC. $10.00

716. WONDERFUL BALLOON ASCENTS; OR THE CONQUEST OF THE SKIES, A HISTORY OF BALLOONS AND BALLOON VOYAGES, From the French of  F. Marion.  Pub.by Cassell & Company, Ltd., London, about 1875.  A fantastic history of ballooning from 1783 to the Siege of Paris in 1870-71.  Black & white illustrations.  Some wear on binding and spotting on some pages due to age, but otherwise very good condition for its age.  Hard cover. Very rare.  $82.50

178. NAVIGATING THE ‘NORGE’ FROM ROME TO THE NORTH POLE AND BEYOND" - See National Geographic Magazines below

184. HONORS TO DR. HUGO ECKENER - THE FIRST AIRSHIP FLIGHT AROUND THE WORLD - See National Geographic Magazines below

205. ZEPPELIN UND POST. Pub. by Bundespost Museums, Frankfurt, Sep. 1987. Catalog of an exhibition of Zeppelin material. 40 pp. Nice booklet with excellent photos of Zeppelin material. German language. Soft cover, New. $12.00

264. THE BRITISH MAILS OF THE GRAF ZEPPELIN, C.E. Field. Francis J. Field, Ltd., Sutton Coldfield, UK, 1987, 15 pp. Covers all aspects of British mails carried on the Graf Zeppelin flights. Lists and prices covers from the English flights, as well as British acceptances for the other flights. Shows all the various cachets. Soft cover, New. $10.00

571. LIGHTER THAN AIR, THE STORY OF THE U.S.S. AKRON, Russell J. Wilson & Howard C. Price, San Francisco, CA, 1932, 32 pp. Interesting magazine format commemorating the first coast-to-coast flight of the Akron. Lots of black & white photos. Photocopy. $12.00

367. MAIL FROM THE ROALD AMUNDSEN EXPLORATIONS WITH AIRPLANES AND AIRSHIPS 1922-1928, Per Ravnsborg-Gjertsen, Jr. Pub. by author, Trondheim, Norway, 1970, 20 pp. Covers all aspects of the covers, commemorative labels, Norwegian stamps, Italian vignettes, slogan cancels, etc. from the Amundsen explorations. New. $12.00

621. FIFTY YEARS OF TRAVEL BY LAND, WATER & AIR, Frank Hedges Butler. Pub. by T. Fisher Unwin Ltd., London, 1920. 421 pp. The personal experiences of the author, who was an active balloonist in England in the 1st part of the century. One third of the book is about his early flying & ballooning experiences. Many good b & w photos of ballons, aircraft, etc. Spine a bit worn, but OW good. Very scarce. US$27.50

622. BALLONPOST AVONTUREN (BALLOONPOST ADVENTURES), Drs. J. Boesman. Netherlands Luchtvaart Museum, den Haag, Holland, 1961. 52 pp. A great little book on ballooning adventures by this well know balloonist. Lots of b & w photos of balloons, meetings, covers, documents, 2 page table listing all the balloons from Paris during the Siege in 1870-71. Dutch language. SC. Reprint. Very Scarce. US$27.50

654. FLYING AND BALLOONING FROM OLD PHOTOGRAPHS, introduction and commentaries by John Fabb. B.T. Batsford Ltd., London, 1980, 116 pp. Three pages of commentary and the rest B&W photos of early balloons & aircraft. DC, VF. $13.20

263. LES BALLONS MONTES - BOULES DE MOULINS, PIGEONGRAMMES, PAPILLONS DE METZ, Gerard Lheriter. Valeur Philatelique, Nice, France, 1989, 253 pp. Very good & concise history of the Paris Balloon Posts. Gives background on personalities of the Siege, separate chapters on the more spectacular flights like the "Ville d'Orleans" & "Le Normandie". Describes all the various markings & cachets, including their value. Gives departure dates & mail postmark dates for each balloon. Lists all the aeronauts & passengers, lists those balloons from which plis confies are known, lists rarity of covers from each balloon, and gives weight of mail carried on each, and value of covers in French francs, including value according to country of destination. All illustrations in color. Complete listing of all lettre journals published & values. HC, NEW.  SPECIAL SALE PRICE $38.50

687. GRAF ZEPPELIN FLIGHTS TO ENGLAND, John Duggan. Zeppelin Study Group, Ickenham, England, 1998. 111 pp. Describes those flights of the Graf Zeppelin which involved crossing the shores of England and analyses the mail carried on the three so-called ‘landing’ flights of 1930, 1931 & 1932. Many photos and covers shown. SC.  Out of stock, but we might be able to find a copy

705. AIRSHIPWRECK, Len Deighton & Arnold Schwartzman. Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York, 1979. 73 pp. Interesting descriptions and photos of all the major airship wrecks, starting with the crash of Dr. Wölfert,’s airship in Berlin in 1897, up to the Hindenburg at Lakehurst, New Jersey in 1937. Dust cover, like new. Very scarce. $24.20

707. SHIPS IN THE SKY: THE STORY OF THE GREAT DIRIGIBLES, by John Toland. Henry Holt, New York, 1957. A very good history of airships, dirigibles & Zeppelins. Lots of excellent photos. 1st edition. HC, G condition, no DC, some edgewear, bumped corners, a few mottled stains & surface wear on spine. Very scarce. $17.60. I also have copies of the 1972 Reprint titled “The Great Dirigibles: Their Triumphs and Disasters”—hard or soft cover. Contact me if interested.

688. OLYMPIA FAHRT 1936 (OLYMPIC FLIGHT 1936), John Duggan.  Zeppelin Study Group, Ickenham, England, 2000, 41 pp.  A reveiew of the flight of the LZ129 “Hindenburg” for the 1936 Olympics and an analysis of the mail carried.  Photos, maps and many covers shown.  Out of stock, but we might be able to find a copy

610. ZEPPELINPOST LZ130, John Duggan & Gisela Woodward.  Pub. by John Duggan, Ickenham, England, 1995.  A5 size, 186 pp.  Study of mail carried by the LZ130 “Graf Zeppelin”, as well as details of the post flights, route maps, lists of officers, crew, passengers and weight of mail carried.  170 illustrations of LZ130 mail, some not in either Sieger or Michel.  SC.  Out of stock, but we might be able to find a copy

719. ZEPPELINPOST DER ISLANDFAHRT (ZEPPELINPOST THE ICELAND FLIGHT), Ivo Lukanc. Pub. By Kuno Sollors, Dissen a T.W., Germany, 1983.  A4 size, 31 pp.  Complete coverage of the Zeppelin flight to Iceland in 1931.  Description of the flight and all known covers are shown and priced in German marks at the time of publishing.  SC.  Out of stock, but we might be able to find a copy

614. COMMERCIAL ZEPPELIN FLIGHTS TO SOUTH AMERICA, The Commercial South America Flights & Airmails of the Zeppelin Airships, by John Duggan & Jim Graue. Pub. By JL Diversified, Valleyford, WA – USA, 1995. 233 pp., 81/2 x 11 format. Listings of Graf Zeppelin & Hindenburg flights from Germany to South America, with focus on the commercial business mail.  Much previously unpublished information, including notations of mail dropped at previously undocumented locations. SC.  Out of stock, but we might be able to find a copy

IRISH AEROPHILATELIC BOOKS

615. IRISH AIRMAIL 1919-1990, by William J. Murphy. Pub. by Éire Philatelic Association & Irish Air Mail Society, 1996, 96 pp., 8 ½; x 11 format. A chronological listings of mail carrying flights to and from Ireland. Concise descriptions & listings, and a cover shown for each flight. Pricing code in 5 ranges in US$. Excellent Bibliography & Index. SC, NEW. US$16.50
 

628. AIRWAY LETTERS FROM BELFAST, INCLUDING AIR "RAILEX" LETTERS, by William J. Murphy. Pub. by Éire Philatelic Association & Irish Air Mail Society, 1996, 26 pp., 5 ¼ x 8 ½ format. Complete chronological listings of all the Airways Letter services to and from Belfast, Northern Ireland. Covers are shown and pricing guide is given. New, SC. $7.00
 

661. IRISH AIRMAIL – BALLOON POSTS, ROCKET, HELICOPTER, PARACHUTE AND GLIDER MAIL, by William J. Murphy. Pub. by Éire Philatelic Association & Irish Air Mail Society, 1997, 22 pp., 5 ¼ x 8 ½ format. Complete chronological listings of all 1st & special flight covers carried by balloon, rocket, helicopter, parachute & glider, with an Irish connection. Covers are shown and pricing guide is given. New, SC. $7.00
 

662. IRISH AEROGRAMMES AND AIRGRAPHS, by William J. Murphy. Pub. by Éire Philatelic Association & Irish Air Mail Society, 1998, 46 pp., 5 ¼ x 8 ½ format. Complete listings of all known aerogrammes and airgraphs issued in Ireland. Many are shown and pricing guide is given. New, SC. $12.00

663. O.A.T. and A.V.2 Markings on Irish Airmail, by William J. Murphy. Pub. By Eire Philatelic Association, 1998, 25 pp. Booklet on all known OAT & AV2 markings on Irish air mail covers. Many covers illustrated. NEW, SC. $9.00

706. IRISH AIRMAIL – BACK OF THE BOOK ITEMS, William J. Murphy. Pub. by Éire Philatelic Association & Irish Air Mail Society, 2000, 32 pp., 5 ¼ x 8 ½ format. Listings of various flight categories with an Irish connection, not covered by the previous Irish Airmail books, i.e. Siege of Paris Balloon Flights, 1911 Coronation Post Flights, Alcock & Brown Commemorative Covers, Bremen flight covers, Northern Ireland Aviation Related Covers, Aer Lingus Meter Mail, Airmail Related Cancellations, Airmail & Related Stamps, and Other Misc. Airmail Related Covers. New, SC. $9.00

Also see no. 726 GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND CATALOGUE OF INTERNAL AIR MAILS 1910-1941 under GREAT BRITAIN & COLONIES

Also see no. 630. IRISH CRASH AIRMAILS under CRASH & WRECK MAIL

SCADTA & SOUTH AMERICA AEROPHILATELIC BOOKS

748. NIGHT FLIGHT, by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.  Pub. by Harvest Books, Harcourt Brace & Co., New York.  87 pp. A novel about flying the mail in South America in the 1930s.  In this gripping, beautifully written novel, Saint-Exupery tells about the brave men who pilot night mail planes from Patagonia, Chile and Paraguay to Argentina in the early days of commercial aviation. English edition. New, SC. $13.00

616. LOS PRIMEROS CINCUENTA AÑOS - DE CORREO AERO EN COLOMBIA - THE FIRST 50 YEARS OF AIRMAIL IN COLOMBIA, by Eugenio Gebauer & Jairo Londoño T. Pub. by Avianca Airlines, 1975, 326 pp. The history of air mail in Colombia, in Spanish & English. Descriptions of the experimental & 1st flights, details on air mail stamps, Scadta air mail services, including those to Ecuador. The Scadta & South America collector's "bible". We have discovered a few copies of this now long out of print book. SC, NEW. US$66.00

562. SCADTA The First Commercial Airline in the Western Hemisphere, by George W. Hoffman. Reprint, originally published by American Philatelic Congress. 22 pp. Interesting aerophilatelic article on SCADTA. Some maps & B&W photos. Photocopy. $6.60

 

696. THE AIRPOSTS OF COLOMBIA, by F.W. Kessler. 6 page article series from 1938/39 issues of The Airmail Digest. Photocopy. $5.00

559. DIE GESCHICHTE DER DEUTSCH-KOLUMBIANISCHEN LUFTVERKEHRGESELLSCHAFT SCADTA SCADTA UNTER BESONDER BËRÜCKSICHTIGUNG IHRES POSTWESENS (THE HISTORY OF THE GERMAN COLOMBIAN AIR TRANSPORT CO., SCADTA, PERTAINING TO ASPECTS OF ITS POSTAL SYSTEM). See German language section

689. DEUTSCHE LUFTHANSA SOUTH ATLANTIC SERVICE – 1934-1939, James W. Graue & John Duggan. Zeppelin Study Group, Ickenham, England, 2000. 236 pp. Provides a general record of the commercial airmail operations of Deutsche Lufthansa to and from South America in the period 1934-1939. Many photos, charts and covers shown. A excellent study of the South Atlantic German airmail service. Out of stock, but we might be able to find a copy

PAN AMERICAN WORLD AIRWAYS

793.  AGE OF HEROES, by Henri Keyzer-Andre.  Pub. by Hastings House, Mamaroneck, NY, 1993, 302 pp.  Incredible adventures of an early Pan Am pilot and his greatest triumph, unraveling the mystery of Amelia Earhart.  A facinating account of the early days of flying for Pan Am, and his later investigation of Amelia's disappearance.  Ex Lib copy, VF. $25.00

 

768. PICTORIAL HISTORY OF PAN AMERICAN WORLD AIRWAYS, by P. St. John Turner. Pub. by Ian Allan Ltd., Shepperton, Surrey, England, 1973, 320 pp.  Probably the best history of Pan Am there is.  Lots of black & white photos and a complete fleet list, which is very useful.  VF, HC, DC, very scarce. $75.00

 

768A. PICTORIAL HISTORY OF PAN AMERICAN WORLD AIRWAYS, VF, Soft cover edition, DC, very scarce. $65.00

 

763. RIDING THE REEF - A PAN AMERICAN ADVENTURE WITH LOVE, by Bert Voortmeyer & Carol Nickisher. Pub. by Paladwr Press, McLean, VA, USA 2005, 199 pp., b&w photos.  All about the construction teams that built the Pacific bases for Pan American Airways at Wake Island, Midawy Island, Guam. Co-author Nickisher's father was part of the construction teams.  Facinating & interesting account of Pan Am history. NEW, HC, DC.  $35.00

 

760.  NOSTALGIA PANAMERICANA, by Don Thomas, pub. by author, Dunedin, FL., USA, 1987, 62 pp.  The book contains color reproductions of posters, brochures, timetables, baggage labels and other publicity of Pan American World Airways and its subsidiary airlines.  SC, New. These are now out of print and hard to find. $45.00

 

712.  IMAGES OF AVIATION PAN AM, by Lynn M. Homan & Thomas Reilly.  Pub. by Arcadia Publishing, 2000, 128 pp.  Full of black & white photos of Pan American World Airways, from the beginning in 1927 until its demise in 1991 - aircraft, posters, propaganda/promotional material, pilots, etc.  A great range of Pan Am items are shown.  A nice little book for the Pan Am enthusiast.  NEW, SC.  $20.00

629. DEATH OF AN AMERICAN DREAM - THE PAN AM STORY. Video published by Stepping Stone Productions, Boca Raton, FL - USA. The untold story of Pan American World Airways. Documentary features abundance of archival footage, including that of the 1st flight in 1927, and last flight of the legendary airline. New, NTSC or PAL format. $38.50

633. PAN AMERICAN'S PACIFIC PIONEERS, by Jon E. Krupnick. Pub. by Pictorial Histories Publishing Co., Missoula, MT - USA, 1997, 320 pp. 9 x 12 inch format. A pictorial history of Pan Am's Pacific First Flights - 1935-1946. 50 of the survey flight & first flight covers are shown in color as well as aircraft photos, poster/baggage label/timetable art, etc. A fantastic book. NEW, HC.  We are presently out of stock, but might be able to find another copy.

684. PAN AMERICAN'S PACIFIC PIONEERS, THE REST OF THE STORY, by Jon E. Krupnick. Pub. by Pictorial Histories Publishing Co., Missoula, MT - USA, 2000, 700 pp. 9 x 12 inch format. A pictorial history of Pan Am's Pacific First Flights - 1935-1946. Most complete collection of rare survey flight & first flight covers are shown in color as well as aircraft photos, poster/baggage label/timetable art, etc. A fantastic book. An update of No. 633 above, which was published in 1997. NEW, HC.  Getting very scarce. $125.00

637. PAN AM: AN AIRLINE AND ITS AIRCRAFT, by R.E.G. Davies. Pub. by Paladwr Press, McLean, VA - USA. 96 pp., 115 photos, 32 maps, 32 line drawings. Illustrated history of Pan Am, the world's greatest airline, and the airplanes that revolutionized air transport, from 1927 to the present. Many excellent photos and line drawings. NEW, HC.  Sold out but we can probably find copies published by other publishers, such as Orion Books.

584. PAN AMERICAN AIRWAYS, N.C. Baldwin. Francis J. Field, Ltd., Sutton Coldfield, UK. 21 pp. Illustrated history of Pan Am from an aerophilatelic standpoint. 95 cachets. House of Antiquity reprint edition. SC, NEW. $12.00

660. THE LONG WAY HOME. See WORLD WAR 2 Section

683. TURBULENCE ON THE GROUND - PAN AM AND BEYOND, Ed Parrey. Pub. by author, 2000. Nostalgic trip out of the past. The good and the bad at Pan American World Airways. The reader will be able to see what happens primarily on the ground at various airports. It is at times funny, sad and romantic. The action and adventures at those places are hectic, therefore part of the title "Turbulence on the Ground". Entertaining, interesting, humorous, intriguing. NEW $20.00

698. UNDER MY WINGS, Captain Basil L. Rowe. W.H. Allen, London, 1957. 223 pages. Autobiography of one of Pan Am’s earliest, and most famous pilot. Rowe founded West Indian Aerial Express, and then became Pan Am’s chief pilot. Details the daring and often hair-raising exploits of this pioneer international airline pilot. A must read for the Pan Am enthusiast. VF with D/C. Very scarce. $66.00

704. AERIAL ODYSSEY, E. Alexander Powell. The Macmillan Co., 1936. 292 pp. An adventure story about traveling around the Caribbean by air over the routes of Pan American Airways. Includes historical background on each place. Lively, entertaining and informative. Dust cover, Good condition. $22.00

NEW 789.  FLUGPOST MIT PAA UND IA CLIPPERN AUF DEN NORDATLANTIK-ROUTEN 1939-1945 (Airmail With Pan American Airways and Imperial Airways Flying Boats on the North Atlantic Route 1939-1945), by Werner Ehrlinger.  Pub. by EAPC, Stuttgart, Germany 1997, 37 pages plus 11 page pricing supplement.  A listing of all the Pan Am & Imperial Airways first flights on the North Atlantic from 1939 to 1945.  Many cachets & covers are shown.  German text. SC, NEW.  Out of print.  $18.00

FLYING BOATS & SEAPLANES BOOKS

631. FLYING EMPIRES - Short 'C' Class Empire Flying Boats, by Brian Cassidy. Pub. by Queens Parade Press, Bath, England, 1996, 209 pp. A4 format. A complete history of the Short 'C' Class flying boats, e.g. Cavalier, Cygnus, Capricornus, Corsair, etc. Covers ancestry, production, where the names came from, Operations, the Empire Air Mail Service (but not from a philatelic viewpoint), the Horseshoe Route during the 2nd World War, and in index. Not very many photos. soft cover, NEW. $31.95

317. THE GUBA STORY, a tribute to an elderly lady, John Wilson, 1990. Small booklet giving much information on the flights of the "GUBA" to West Africa during the 2nd world war, mostly gleaned from the British Airways files in the RAF Museum, Hendon. Various covers shown. SC, NEW. $9.00

95. WINGS TO THE ORIENT, Stan Cohen. Pictorial Histories Publishing Co., Missoula, Montana, USA, 1985, 214 pp. A beautiful pictorial history of Pan American Clipper planes 1935 to 1945. Lots of B&W photos, many never before published. Just enough text to make it interesting. Large size, SC, NEW. $18.00

284. THE EARLY BIRDS - A HISTORY OF PAN AM'S CLIPPER SHIPS, Lawrence Mahoney. Pickering Press, Miami, FL, USA, 1987, 83 pp. Interesting little book about the early Pan Am flying boats, chronology of Pan Am & Dinner Key Seaplane Base 1927-45. Good index. SC, NEW. $18.00

393. PBY – THE CATALINA FLYING BOAT, Roscoe Creed. Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD – USA, 1985. 351 pp. History of the greatest of all flying boats. Well done, b & w photos, chapter on the civilian PBYs including the “GUBA”. Complete listings of all references consulted by author. Excellent index.  NEW w/ DC. $32.00

678. SIKORSKY VS-44 FLYING BOAT - CLASSIC AIRCRAFT IN PROFILE 1, Harry E. Pember. Complete story of the giant Sikorsky flying boats, their design, construction and military and civilian usage. Includes 1/144th 4-view drawings of the VS-44A and a 3-view of the XPBS-1. 123 black & white and 6 color photos. 72 pages. Stiff board covers. $20.00

MISCELLANEOUS CATALOGS

NEW 797. DATABASE OF FIRST FLIGHT COVERS TO & FROM CEYLON / SRI LANKA SINCE 1950.  Covers all airlines which carried first flight covers.  Estimated values in Euros.  Provided as a computer file in Excel format, which I will send by email.  $15.00

NEW 798. DATABASE OF FIRST FLIGHT COVERS OF LUFTHANSA GERMAN AIRLINES SINCE 1950.  Covers all first flight covers, 5,726 listings.  Estimated values in Euros.  Provided as a computer file in Excel format, which I will send by email.  $75.00

690. DATABASE OF FIRST FLIGHT COVERS OF BRITISH OVERSEAS AIRWAYS CORPORATION (BOAC).  See Great Britain & Colonies for details.

780. LUFTPOSTENS HISTORIA I NORDEN – THE HISTORY OF AIRMAIL IN SCANDINAVIA, by Örjan Lüning.  Published by Sveriges Filatelist-Förbund, Stockholm, 1978.  351 pp. The definitive catalog of aerophilately in Scandinavia.  In Swedish & English, it describes each event and shows the postmarks, covers, aircraft, pilots, etc.  Pricing in German marks, US$ & Swedish krona. Whilst the prices are out of date, they are still a good guide on the relative value of covers.  Soft cover.  Small tape repair on bottom of spine, otherwise in very good condition.  Extremely scarce book. $100.00

764. HONG KONG AIRMAILS - TWO VOLUME SET - Covers all aspects of Hong Kong airmails -- 1st flights, special flights, detailed information on rates,crash covers & Jusqu'a & other airmail markings - $60.00
- HONG KONG AIRMAILS - 1924-1941, by Duncan Crewe, pub. by Hong Kong Study Circle, London 2000, 144 pp. soft cover/spiral bound. 
- HONG KONG AIRMAILS - 1945-1995, by Nick Halewood, pub. by Hong Kong Study Circle, London 2000, 62 pp. soft cover/spiral bound

691. SCHWEIZERISCHER LUFTPOST-KATALOG, (SWISS AIRMAIL HANDBOOK) 2000 EDITION. Pub. by SAV (Swiss Aerophilatelic Society). Complete update of listings of all Swiss aerophilately, 1st & special flights, vignettes, etc. up to 2000.  Covers all aspects os Swiss aerophilately.  German language, but easy to follow and includes a complete index of events by date.  We are temporarily out of stock, but can order copies to be sent directly to the buyer.

691A. SCHWEIZERISCHER LUFTPOST-KATALOG, (SWISS AIRMAIL HANDBOOK) 1984 EDITION. Pub. by SAV (Swiss Aerophilatelic Society). Complete update of listings of all Swiss aerophilately, 1st & special flights, vignettes, etc. up to 1984.  Covers all aspects os Swiss aerophilately.  German language, but easy to follow and includes a complete index of events by date. NEW, SC, $35.00

729.  GERMAN NORTH ATLANTIC CATAPULT FLIGHTS 1929-1935, by James W. Graue & Dieter Leder.  pub. by Jim & Me Ink, Valleyford, Washington, USA 2005, 236 pp.  A complete catalog of the Airmail of the German North Atlantic Catapult Flights 1929-1935, and Supplementary Airmail Flights to Cherbourg 1929-1939.  5½ x 8½ inch format, spiral bound.  All known cachets & markings are shown, all dispatches priced in US$.  A very comprehensive catalog on the German catapult flights.  New, soft cover. $40.00

731.  HISTÓRIA POSTAL DEL CORREO AÉREO DEL PARAGUAY, (Air Mail Postal History of Paraguay) by Osvaldo Portaluppi, Anthony Chytil & Ramón Benitez Ciotti.  Published by the authors,  Foz do Iguassu, Brazil. 197 pages, soft cover, 7 x 10 inch size.  Mixture of black & white and color illustrations.  This is a complete catalog of the air mails of Paraguay.  The first chapter covers historic, pioneer and experimental flights up to 1928.  The next chapters cover the first regular airline services to neighboring countries, including rates, each chapter covering a separate year--1929, 1930 &1931.  Shown are post office rate charts, covers and stamps.  The next chapter covers the air mail services during the Chaco War, between 1932 and 1935.  The following chapters cover the stamps and rates for the services by Condor, Air France & Deutsche Lufthansa catapult flights where mail was carried to or from Paraguay.  Other chapters cover stamps, rates, military air mail services, and rates for mail carried by specific airlines, such as Condor Lufthansa, Panair do Brasil, LATI, and other airlines up through 1945.  <>Subsequent chapters cover the air mail services of airlines, such as La Corporación Sudaméricana de Servicio Aéreo, CAUSA, ALFA, Pan American Airways, Braniff, Alitalia, Aerlineas Argentinas and other airlines through 1959.  There is a separate chapter covering the South Atlantic Zeppelin services, stamps, flights, routes, rates, and special postmarks connected with Paraguay.  There are a number of tables covering rate changes between 1927 and 1959, Zeppelin rates to South America from specific countries, such as England and Germany, as well as rates for mail carried by specific airlines.  There are twenty pages of reproductions of government decrees on the carriage of air mail. Eextensive bibliography, which lists 130 different publications, and an Index.  Spanish text.  New, soft cover.  US$50.00

640B. LUFTPOSTCATALOGUS VAN NEDERLAND EN OVERZEESE RIJKSDELEN, 2005 (Airmail Catalog of Netherlands & Overseas Colonies/Possessions). Published by De Vliegende Hollander (The Flying Dutchman Airmail Society) Holland, 2005. 4x8 inch size, 480 pp., soft cover. Updated version of the Dutch Airmail Catalog, last published in 1998. Lists all items connected with the aerophilately of Holland, including early pioneer flights, 1st flights within Holland, Overseas flights broken down as follows: Netherlands to Netherlands Indies, Flights within the Netherlands Indies, New Guinea, Curacao & Suriname; Special government contract flights, Zeppelin flights, Katapult flights, Days of Aerophilately covers & special cancellations. New items are:
- chapter indicator on each page, which is very useful
- chapter H (emergency flights) thoroughly revised
- new chapters: helicopter mail (L) & crash mail (M)
- more illustrations
- some maps with air connections
- first & special flights since 1998, and price updates, now shown in Euros (€).

All items are described in Dutch.  $35.00

649. AMERICAN AIR MAIL CATALOGUE, Volume One, Sixth Edition, 500 pp. Contains revised and repriced listings of the following sections:

· U.S. Pioneer Covers - 1910-1916
· U.S. Governmental Flight Covers
· U.S. Air Express Covers
· Crash Covers
· Airport Dedication Covers
· Mexico First Flight Covers - 1917-1939
NEW, hard cover. US$40.00

721.  INDEXES TO THE AIRPOST JOURNAL, VOLUMES 1-60, 1929-1989, & AERO PHILATELIST ANNALS, VOLUMES 1-25, 1953-1971 & 1975-1982.  pub. by American Air Mail Society.  This volume of nearly 200 pages is the first comprehensive indexing of hundreds of topics of aerophilately, aviation, airlines & aeronautica.  Nearly 900 subject headings covering over 150 pages are taken from the issues of The Airpost Journal, published monthly by the AAMS since 1929.  Over 225 subject headings constitute additional 22 pages from the Aero Philatelist Annals, a predominanylt U.S. airmail journal published between 1953 and 1982.  HC. $15.00

373. LUCHTVAART EN LUCHTPOST ENCYCLOPEDIE (Aviation & Airmail Encyclopedia), Vol. 1 to 1935, J.L.C.M. Tschroots & H.H.C. Tschroots-Boer. The Flying Dutchman Airmail Club, 1990, 768 pp. A history of Dutch aviation and development of airmail service, from 1920 until 1935. Lists all the airmail rates to & from Holland to all countries that had airmail service. Shows many of the early airmail contracts, lists much information not readily available elsewhere, many photos of early aircraft, advertising posters, baggage labels & historic documents. Dutch language, but tables & charts are easy to understand. HC, NEW. $60.00

106. THE AIRPOSTS OF GREECE, 1912-1991, M.A. Goddard. Philathens Ltd., Hounslow, UK, 1993, 200 pp., A4 size. Over 1,000 entries of 1st flights, Greek air mail postmarks, air mail cachets & labels, and commemorative cancels with illustrations of most. Includes a highly specialized listing of all Greek & Ionian airmail stamps and the Inselpost issues, and lists of all field post offices of all combatants in Greece during and after WW2, relative to airmail. SC, NEW. $49.50

527. THE NORTH ATLANTIC CATAPULT, Parts 1 & 2, R.G. Stanley-Smith. Pier Point Pub., Hurstpierpoint, UK, 1990. Part 1 - 250 pp., Part 2 - 171 pp. Part 1 is a complete history of the North Atlantic catapult service, with a few B&W photos. Part 2 is the catalog of all the catapult flights, showing all the cachets, and pricing covers. These 2 books are a delight for anyone interested in the catapult services. SC.  Out of stock, but we might be able to find a copy

Also see number 729 under CATALOGS

655. CATALOGUE OF CONCORDE STAMPS, SOUVENIR SHEETS & FIRST DAY COVERS. AVIATION PHILATELIC PROMOTIONS, Cranbrook, Kent, UK, Oct. 1976, 14 pp. Listings of all known Concorde items with prices. Poor illustrations, but useful checklist. SC, photocopy. $7.00

388. THE CHINESE AIRPOST 1920-1935, James Starr & Samuel J. Mills. Pub. By authors, Fredericksburg, MD, USA, 1937. 112 pp. History of Chinese Airpost, details on various 1st & special flights, cachets, postmarks, maps, chronological listing of flights, listing of town postmarks, showing Chinese characters & names in English, details on the various airlines. Photocopy reprint. Scarce and long out of print. $26.00

40. CATALOGUE DE L’AEROPHILATELIQUE BELGE, edited by Emile Vandenbauw, l’A.S.B.L. Pro-Post, Brussels, 1990. 519 pp. Complete Belgian Air Mail Catalog, with chronological listings of all known Belgian pioneer flight covers from 1909-1919. Lists all types of first & special flights, cachets, special cancellations & stamps connected with Belgium up to 1989. Completely updated from 1982 edition. In French but very easy to follow. SC, New. $49.50

664. CATALOGUE OF THE FIRST FLIGHT COVERS OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA INCLUDING HONG KONG, MACAU & TAIWAN - 1949 - 1995, by Arthur Glanzmann. Pub. By Lawrence AG, Ltd., Lucerne, Switzerland, 1996, 286 pp. Complete listing of 1st flight covers, most shown with black & white photos, and priced in US$. NEW, SC. $44.00

278. AIR TRANSPORT LABEL CATALOGS, edited by W. Donald Thomas. Published by the Jack Knight Air Mail Society, Elgin, Illinois

Vol. 1, Section A - Northern & Western Europe (1993) 166 pp. - $11.00 - out of stock
Vol. 1, Section B - Southern & Eastern Europe (1993) 112 pp. - $9.35 - out of stock
Vol. 2 - Great Britain, Ireland, Australia & New Zealand (1991) 146 pp. - $11.00
Vol. 3, Section A - U.S. A-M, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands (1993) 152 pp. - $11.00 - out of stock
Vol. 3, Section B - U.S. N-Z, Canada, Caribbean (1993) 154 pp. - $11.00 - out of stock
Vol. 4 - Latin America - Central & South America (1991) 90 pp. - $8.80 - out of stock
Vol. 5 - Africa (1991) 42 pp. - $7.70 - out of stock
Vol. 6 - Asia (1991) 110 pp. - $9.90 - out of stock

$79.75 for the set

278B. SUPPLEMENTS TO AIR TRANSPORT LABEL CATALOGS, prepared in 1999 by David Rowe. 3 hole notebook format so they lay flat. - Prices are plus actual postage costs - all of the following are presently out of stock

Vol. 1, Sections A & B Europe - 314 pp. - $26.40 (prepared in 2000 - the largest volume yet)
Vol. 3, Sections A & B, United States, Canada & the Caribbean - 139 pp. - $13.20
Vol. 4 - Latin America - Central & South America - 39 pp. - $6.60
Vol. 5 - Africa - 26 pp. - $5.50
Vol. 6 - Asia - 84 pp. - $6.60

NOTE RE ITEMS 278 & 278B.  I no longer handle these, but they can be ordered from the Jack Knight Air Mail Society, PO Box 1239 Elgin, IL - USA 60120

675. MARTIN’S STANDARD AIR TRANSPORT LABEL CATALOG, 1937 Edition. Pub. by Carl M. Becken, Minneapolis, MN – USA. 77 pp. This was the standard air label catalog of its time. Describes and prices air transport labels from various countries. None illustrated. VF, SC. Rare. $44.00

661. AERO ESPRESSO ITALIANA S.A. - Catalog of Stamps, Flights & Documents, by Vincent Prange. Published by the author, Amsterdam Holland, 1998. A5 size, 96 pp. All the various first flights and route changes are covered, and many covers are shown in color. Values are given for covers in U.S. Dollars.  Scarce & out of print.  SC, NEW. $40.00

699. JAPAN – OVERSEAS AND INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS, compiled by John C.W. Field. Orig. pub. by Francis J. Field Ltd., Sutton Coldfield, England, 20 pp. Chronological listing of overseas and international flights from Japan – 1919-1952. Detailed descriptions of the flights, maps, dispatch points and valuations. (out of date but a good rarity guide). House of Antiquity Reprint edition, SC, NEW. $10.00

SCARCE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINES WITH AVIATION ARTICLES

173. MAR 1921 - "A PERSONAL NARRATIVE OF THE 1ST AERIAL VOYAGE HALF WAY AROUND THE WORLD FROM LONDON TO AUSTRALIA BY AEROPLANE, Sir Ross Smith. 85 illustrations, VG. $22.00

174H. MAR 1925 - "LOOKING DOWN ON EUROPE", Lt. J. Parker van Zandt - 68 illustrations. Cover sl. torn on binding, OW VG. $15.00

176. JAN 1926 - "ON THE TRAIL OF THE AIR MAIL", Lt. J. Parker van Zandt - 68 illustrations. Cover torn on binding, OW G. $15.00

177. DEC 1926 - "EXPLORING THE EARTH'S STRATOSPHERE", Lt. John A. Macready - 18 ills. NF. $15.00

178. AUG 1927 - "NAVIGATING THE 'NORGE' FROM ROME TO THE NORTH POLE AND BEYOND", Gen. Umberto Nobile - 37 ills & "AIR CONQUEST" - From early days of giant kites & birdlike gliders, the NGS has aided and encouraged aviation - 13 ills., including Lilienthal, Langley, the "T-2", Sir Ross Smith over Sydney, & Byrd. VG. $15.00

179. JAN 1928 - "SEEING AMERICA WITH LINDBERGH", Donald E. Keyhoe - 47 ills., & "PRESIDENT COOLIDGE BESTOWS LINDBERGH AWARD". G. $16.50

180. MAR 1928 - "SEEING THE WORLD FROM THE AIR", Sir Alan J. Cobham - 38 ills. VG. $15.00

181. MAY 1928 - "TO BOGOTA AND BACK BY AIR", Col. Charles A. Lindbergh - 96 ills. (nearly the entire issue) VG. $16.50

182. OCT 1928 - "OUR CONQUEST OF THE PACIFIC", Squadron Leader Charles E. Kingsford-Smith & Flt. Lt. Charles T.P. Ulm - 28 ills. NF. $15.00

183. MAR 1930 - "FLYING THE WORLD'S LONGEST AIR-MAIL ROUTE", Junius B. Wood - Miami to Montevideo via Pan Am & Panagra - 66 ills., NF. $16.50

184. JUN 1930 - "HONORS TO DR. HUGO ECKENER - THE FIRST AIRSHIP FLIGHT AROUND THE WORLD" - 37 ills., NF. $16.50

184A. AUG 1930 - "THE CONQUEST OF THE ANTARCTIC BY AIR", Richard Byrd. 89 photos. $16.50

184B. JAN 1931 - "SKYPATHS THROUGH LATIN AMERICA", Frederick Simpich – Pan American - 78 ills.(scenic rather than aircraft), VG. $15.00

185. MAY 1931 - "FLYING THE HUMP OF THE ANDES", Capt. Albert W. Stevens - Panagra - 38 ills., VG. $16.50

186. APR 1932 - "FLIGHTS FROM ARCTIC TO EQUATOR", Walter Mittelholzer - 54 ills. small tear on cover. OW VG. $15.00

186A. SEP 1932 - "THE SOCIETY'S SPECIAL MEDAL AWARDED TO AMELIA EARHART". 10 pages with 7 photos. VG. $15.00

187. MAR 1933 - "BALLOONING IN THE STRATOSPHERE", Auguste Piccard - 34 ills. VG. $15.00

188. JUL 1934 - "WORLD'S LARGEST FREE BALLOON TO EXPLORE STRATOSPHERE" - 2 ills. VG. $15.00

188A. SEP 1934 - "FLYING AROUND IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC" - Anne Morrow Lindbergh. Forward by Charles Lindbergh. Excellent article on their North Atlantic survey flight. 80 pp., 82 ills. + 2 maps. VG. $17.60

189. OCT 1934 - "EXPLORING THE STRATOSPHERE", Capt. Albert W. Stevens - 44 ills., VG. $15.00

190. FEB 1935 - "THE SOCIETY ANNOUNCES NEW STRATOSPHERE FLIGHT", Gilbert Grosvenor - 3 ills. small creases on cover, otherwise G. $15.00

190A. MAY 1935 - "MY FLIGHT FROM HAWAII", Amelia Earhart. 4 photos. $15.00

191. JUN 1935 - "STUDIES PLANNED FOR NEW STRATOSPHERE FLIGHT" - 5 ills. VG. $15.00

192. OCT 1935 - "EXPLORING THE ICE AGE IN ANTARCTICA", Richard E. Byrd - 72 ills. & "THE 2ND STRATOSPHERE EXPEDITION" - 2 page report - piece torn from cover on top pages, otherwise G. $15.00

193. JAN 1936 - "MAN'S FARTHEST ALOFT", Capt. Albert W. Stevens - 40 ills. VG. $15.00

193A. JUL 1936 - "MY FLIGHT ACROSS ANTARCTICA", Lincoln Ellsworth - 38 ills. VG. $15.00

193D. DEC 1936 - "FLYING THE PACIFIC", William Burke Miller. Article on the Pan Am route San Francisco to Manila. 43 pp., 39 ills. VG. $16.50

193E. MAR 1941 - "UNKNOWN NEW GUINEA", Richard Archbold. Article about the Archbold Expedition in the "GUBA" flying boat. 30 pp., 28 ills + map. 2 photos of "GUBA". VG. $15.00

175H. DEC 1953 - "AVIATION LOOKS AHEAD ON ITS 50TH BIRTHDAY", Vice Admiral Emory S. Land, 14 ills. "FIFTY YEARS OF FLIGHT", 31 historic photos. "FACT FINDING FOR TOMORROW'S PLANES", Dr. Hugh L. Dryden, 33 ills. Cover sl. torn on binding, OW VG. $13.00

193B. JAN 1963 - 75TH ANNIVERSARY ISSUE - 2 articles with aviation theme - "OUR SOCIETY'S 75 YEARS EXPLORING EARTH, SEA AND SKY", includes some stratosphere balloon photos, Byrd Antarctic flights, etc. & "ACROSS THE ALPS IN A WICKER BASKET" about the Murren Balloon races. $13.00

193C. DEC 1978 - "DOUBLE EAGLE II", record breaking balloon flight across the Atlantic. $13.00

--------------------------------- End NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINES------------------------

ROCKET MAIL

753. THE PAISLEY ROCKETEERS, by Donald Malcolm. pub. Stenlake Publishing, Ayrshire, Scotland, 1997, 33 pp.  All about the people in Paisley who conducted rocket flights and the mail flown in the rockets.  Many covers are shown, some in color. New, SC. $12.00

 

665.  ELLINGTON-ZWISLER ROCKET MAIL CATALOG, VOL. 2, pub. by American Air Mail Society, Conneaut, OH - USA, 1973.  pp. 246 to 413.  Listing of all known rocket mail from 1960 to 1972.  Black & white photos of most covers.  Now out of print and we have been unable to find more copies.

441. ROCKET MAIL FILE – Photocopies of about 20 misc. rocket mail articles, photocopy of Billigs Rocket Mail Catalogue Supplement, vol 8A. $22.00 

786.  FROM THE DIARY OF STEPHEN SMITH, compiled by D.N. Jatia. Philatelic Congress of India, 1980. 61 pp. Covers all Indian rocket mail data, shows drawings by Stephen Smith, covers, labels, etc. which were produced by him.  See under GREAT BRITAIN & COLONIES for details.

501A. BILLIGS ROCKET MAIL CATALOG, Vol. 8, Stephen Smith. Fritz Billig, Jamaica, NY, 1955. 2nd revised edition. 68 pp. Historical survey of 1st experiments in rocketry. Reprint edition. SC, NEW. SCARCE. $27.50

501B. BILLIGS ROCKET MAIL CATALOG, Vol. 8A, Supplement by Dr. Max Kronstein. Fritz Billig, Jamaica, NY, 1958, 25 pp. Supplement to Vol. 8 above pp. Reprint edition. SC, NEW. SCARCE. $16.50

501A & 501B when ordered together - $38.50

502. FRANCIS J. FIELD’S PRICED CHECKLIST OF ROCKET POSTS IN BRITAIN. F.J. Field, Ltd., Sutton, Coldfield, date unknown, but probably in the 1950s. Photocopy of this scarce checklist. $6.00

503. RAKETENPOST, Rudolf Rauscher. From about 1937. 40 pp. German language. Photocopy. Scarce. $22.00

504. INDIAN ROCKET MAILS – PRICELIST 1961-62, A.K. Sengupta. 12 pp. Photocopy. $6.00

505. SPECIALIZED PRICED CATALOG OF INDIAN ROCKET MAILS, STAMPS & VIGNETTES, compiled by Jal Cooper, April 1960. 92 pp. Many covers are shown. SC. Sold out, but I might be able to find a copy

692. UNITED STATES NAVY MISSILE MAIL - First Complete Documentation, William Ronson. Pub. by author 1964. 34 pp. All about the 1st official missile mail from the U.S.S. Barbero in 1959. Includes photos, covers, newspaper clippings, official letters, telegrams, etc. Photocopy. $22.00

735.  ROCKET MAIL FLIGHTS OF THE WORLD TO 1986, by Dr. Max Kronstein.  Pub. by American Air Mail Society, 1986.  Detailed narrative of major rocket flights of the world.  Most covers & special stamps, markings, etc. are shown.  Much more detail than the EZ Rocket Mail Catalog.  HC, new.  Very scarce & long out of print. $50.00

GERMAN LANGUAGE AEROPHILATELIC BOOKS

789.  SAARGEBIETS-VERTRAGSSTAATENPOST MIT LZ127 GRAF ZEPPELIN 1929 BIS 1934, by Horst Hartmann, 208 pages.  Complete listings of  Graf Zeppelin LZ127 flights connected with the Saarland, Germany.  Each cover is shown and priced in German Marks.  SC, NEW.  Out of print.  $40.00

790.  EURASIA AVIATION CORPORATION - DIE ENTWICKLUNG DER FLUGGESELLSCHAFT UND IHRE LUFTPOST CHINA 1931-1943, by Peter Moeller.  Pub. by author, 1989, 127 pages.  The complete history of Eurasia, the German airline that flew from Germany to China between 1931 and 1943.  Maps, timetables, aircraft photos and listing of first & special flight covers, with pricing in German Marks.  SC, NEW.  Out of print.  $35.00

791.  FLUGPOST MIT PAA UND IA CLIPPERN AUF DEN NORDATLANTIK-ROUTEN 1939-1945 (Airmail With Pan American Airways and Imperial Airways Flying Boats on the North Atlantic Route 1939-1945), by Werner Ehrlinger.  Pub. by EAPC, Stuttgart, Germany 1997, 37 pages plus 11 page pricing supplement.  A listing of all the Pan Am & Imperial Airways first flights on the North Atlantic from 1939 to 1945.  Many cachets & covers are shown.  German text. SC, NEW.  Out of print.  $18.00

 

280. DIE POLARFAHRTEN DES LUFTSCHIFFES GRAF ZEPPELIN, by Siegfried Nicklas & Rolf Kardel. Der Polarphilatelie e.V., Leverkusen, 1980, 39 pp. Covers all the polar flights of the Zeppelin, with maps, covers, stamps, etc. German language. Soft cover, New. $18.00

 

559. DIE GESCHICHTE DER DEUTSCH-KOLUMBIANISCHEN LUFTVERKEHRSGESELLSCHAFT SCADTA UNTER BESONDER BERUKSICHTIGUNG IHRES POSTWESENS (THE HISTORY OF THE GERMAN COLOMBIAN AIR TRANSPORT CO., SCADTA, Pertaining to Aspects of its Postal System), by Dipl. Ing. Claus Wollheim. Published by Swiss Airmail Society, Zurich, 1978. 28 pp. A brief history of SCADTA. No illustrations or photos. German language. Photocopy. US$14.00

 

648. KATALOG ÜBER KATAPULTPOST, Teil 2: SÜDATLANTIK (Catalog of Catapult Mail, Volume 2: South Atlantic), by Erich Haberer. 1st edition, Published by Wiegand & Haberer, Luftpostliteratur, Renningen, Germany, 1988. There is a brief history of the South Atlantic catapult mail service, which is followed by chronological listings of the flights, and descriptions of the mail carried with known dispatches from various countries, and the postal markings which were applied. Flights which crashed are noted, and the mail is listed and priced according to scarcity. German language, NEW, A5 size, 88 pp., soft cover. Last copy US$20.00

648A. KATALOG ÜBER KATAPULTPOST, Teil 2: SÜDATLANTIK (Catalog of Catapult Mail, Volume 2: South Atlantic), by Erich Haberer. 3rd edition, Published by Wiegand & Haberer, Luftpostliteratur, Renningen, Germany, 1998. There is a brief history of the South Atlantic catapult mail service, which is followed by chronological listings of the flights, and descriptions of the mail carried with known dispatches from various countries, and the postal markings which were applied. Flights which crashed are noted, and the mail is listed and priced according to scarcity, in German marks. German language, NEW, A5 size, 92 pp., soft cover.  Out of stock, but we might be able to find a copy

The 1992 edition of Katalog Über die Katapultpost is sold out, and now out of print.

Also see numbers 527 & 729 under CATALOGS

537. KATALOG DER AEROGRAMME VON AUSTRALIEN UND OZEANIEN (CATALOG OF AEROGRAMMES OF AUSTRALIA & THE PACIFIC), Roggenkamper, Russ & Wiegand. EAPC, Stuttgart, 1992. 76 pp. Lists & shows all known aerogrammes of Australia, New Zealand & Pacific Islands, including military aerogrammes. Prices in Marks & text in German. NEW, SC. Out of print, Last copy $33.00

593. KATALOG DER AEROGRAMME VON CANADA, USA, UNO-NEW YORK 1994, Werner Wiegand. EAPC Stuttgart, 1994. 56 pp. Complete listings & illustrations of all known aerogrammes, including military aerogrammes of Canada. Prices in German marks, text in German. NEW, SC. $18.00

242. KATALOG DER ISRAEL AEROGRAMME, 1988, Peter Russ. EAPC, Stuttgart, 1989. 19 pp. Lists & prices all aerogrammes issued by Israel from 1950 through 1988, including military aerogramme issued in 1966. Prices for mint, used & FDC, in Marks. German text. NEW, SC. Special clearance price $18.00

595A. KATALOG DER AFRIKA AEROGRAMME, TEIL 1, Lander A-Le. 1985 (Catalog of Africa Aerogrammes, Vol. 1, Countries A-Le), by Klaus Muller & Werner Wiegand. EAPC, Stuttgart, Germany, 1985. A5 size, 76 pp. Complete listing of Aerogrammes of Africa, countries A to Le. SC, NEW. Special clearance price $18.00

787.  KATALOG DER INDIEN AEROGRAMME, 1982, Horst Greiner. EAPC, Stuttgart, 1982. 60 pp. Lists, shows & prices all aerogrammes issued by India from 1941 through 1979.  Prices for mint, used & FDC, in Marks. German text. NEW, SC. Sold out, but I might be able to find a copy

603A. KATALOG DER DEUTSCHEN LUFTPOST, Teil 1, Erstflüge 1919-1926 (German Airmail, Volume 1: First flights 1919-1926), by Erich Haberer. EAPC, Stuttgart, Germany, 1995. A5 size, 113 pp. Complete revision of the earlier edition of the Haberer German Airmail Catalog, first published in 1989. German text. SC.  Out of stock, but we might be able to find a copy

603B. KATALOG DER DEUTSCHEN LUFTPOST, Teil 2, Erstflüge 1927-1943 (German Airmail, Volume 2: First flights 1927-1943), by Erich Haberer. EAPC, Stuttgart, Germany, 1996. A5 size, 112 pp. Complete revision of the earlier edition of the Haberer German Airmail Catalog. German text. SC. Out of stock, but we might be able to find a copy

603C. KATALOG DER DEUTSCHEN LUFTPOST, Teil 3, Sonderfluge und Flugveranstaltungen - DO-X Luftpost, Messefluge, Segelfluge, Unfallpost - 1919-1945 (Catalog of German Airmail, Volume 3: Special flights & Flying Events - DO-X Airmail, Exhibition Flights, Glider Flights & Crash Mail -1919-1945), by Erich Haberer. EAPC, Stuttgart, Germany, 1999. A5 size, 112 pp. Complete revision of the earlier editions of the German Airmail Catalogs which covered these subjects. Chronological listings of the following types of flights with a German connection: Special Flights, Trial/Survey Flights, DO-X flights, Special Flights to Fairs, Glider Flights and Crashes. Few details of the flights are given...just the date, main cities where the flight(s) operated and the legs over which covers were flown. Each leg where covers are known to have been carried is priced separately, in German marks. Some cachets, covers, and most special cancellations are shown. Index, listing each city pair between which covers were carried, and the catalog number. German text. SC. One copy left. $22.00

603DD. KATALOG DER DEUTSCHEN LUFTPOST, Teil 4, Erstflüge 1945-1960 - ohne Deutsche Lufthansa (West)(German Airmail, Volume 4: First flights 1945-1960 - without West German Lufthansa), by Erich Haberer. EAPC, Stuttgart, Germany, 1992. A5 size, 104 pp. Pricing in German Marks. German text. SC, NEW. Last copy.Special clearance price $18.00

603D. KATALOG DER DEUTSCHEN LUFTPOST, Teil 4, Erstflüge 1945-1960 - ohne Deutsche Lufthansa (West)(German Airmail, Volume 4: First flights 1945-1960 - without West German Lufthansa), by Erich Haberer. EAPC, Stuttgart, Germany, 2001. A5 size, 110 pp. Complete revision of the earlier edition of the Haberer German Airmail Catalog, first published in 1992. Pricing in Euros. German text. SC, NEW. Last copy $18.00

603E. KATALOG DER DEUTSCHEN LUFTPOST, Teil 5, Erstflüge 1961-1970 - ohne Deutsche Lufthansa (West)(German Airmail, Volume 5: First flights 1961-1970 - without West German Lufthansa), by Erich Haberer. EAPC, Stuttgart, Germany, 1993. A5 size, 118 pp. German text. SC, NEW. $18.00.  One copy with slightly damaged cover for $16.00

603F. KATALOG DER DEUTSCHEN LUFTPOST, Teil 6, Erstflüge 1971-1980 - ohne Deutsche Lufthansa (West)(German Airmail, Volume 6: First flights 1971-1980 - without West German Lufthansa), by Erich Haberer. EAPC, Stuttgart, Germany, 1994. A5 size, 82 pp. German text. SC, NEW. Last copy $18.00

594. KATALOG DER DEUTSCHEN LUFTPOST, Teil 7, Erstflüge 1981-1990 - ohne Deutsche Lufthansa (West) (German Airmail, Volume 7: First flights 1981-1990-except West German Lufthansa), by Erich Haberer. EAPC, Stuttgart, Germany, 1995. A5 size, 91 pp. Continues the series of German Airmail Catalogs. Gives chronological listings of all first and special flights, both domestic and foreign to and from Germany. German text. SC, NEW. $18.00

620. KATALOG DER DEUTSCHEN LUFTPOST, TEIL 8: ERST- UND SONDERFLÜGE DER DEUTSCHEN LUFTHANSA 1955 - 1968 (First & special flights 1955-1968 of West German Lufthansa), by Erich Haberer & Hermann W. Sieger. EAPC, Stuttgart, Germany, 1996. A5 size, 127 pp. Continues the series of German Airmail Catalogs. Gives chronological listings of all first and special flights of Lufthansa, both domestic and foreign to and from Germany. German text. SC, NEW. Last copy $22.00

640. KATALOG DER DEUTSCHEN LUFTPOST, TEIL 9: ERST- UND SONDERFLÜGE DER DEUTSCHEN LUFTHANSA 1969 - 1975 (First & special flights 1969-1975 of West German Lufthansa), by Erich Haberer & Hermann W. Sieger. Wiegand & Haberer, Renningen, Germany, 1997. A5 size, 136 pp. Continues the series of German Airmail Catalogs. Gives chronological listings of all first and special flights of Lufthansa, both domestic and foreign to and from Germany. Includes a 9 page Addendum to Vol. 8. German text. SC, NEW. Last copy $22.00

668. KATALOG DER DEUTSCHEN LUFTPOST, Teil 12: Erst-und Sonderflüge der Deutschen Lufthansa - 1992-1998" (Catalog of German Airmail, Volume 12: First & Special Flights of Lufthansa German Airlines -1992-1998), by Erich Haberer & Hermann Sieger. Published by Wiegand & Haberer, Luftpostliteratur, Renningen, Germany, 1999. 12th in the series of German Airmail Catalogs. Gives chronological listings of all first & special flights, both domestic and foreign to and from Germany by the West German Lufthansa Airlines. Listings give the date, main cities where the flight(s) operated and the legs over which covers were flown. Each leg where covers are known to have been carried is priced separately, in German marks. Few details of the flights are given, but all cachets & special postmarks are shown, as well as some actual first flight covers. German text. NEW, A5 size, 116 pp., soft cover. $22.00

681. KATALOG DER DEUTSCHEN LUFTPOST, Teil 13: Erstflüge 1991-1999 – ohne Deutsche Lufthansa (Catalog of German Airmail, Volume 13: First Flights 1991-1999 without Lufthansa), by Erich Haberer. Published by Wiegand & Haberer, Luftpostliteratur, Renningen, Germany, 2000. 13th in the series of German Airmail Catalogs. Gives chronological listings of all first & special flights, both domestic and foreign to and from Germany by airlines except West German Lufthansa Airlines. Listings give the date, main cities where the flight(s) operated and the legs over which covers were flown. Each leg where covers are known to have been carried is priced separately, in German marks. Few details of the flights are given, but all cachets & special postmarks are shown, as well as some actual first flight covers. German text. NEW, A5 size, 64 pp., soft cover. $22.00

697. KATALOG DER DEUTSCHEN LUFTPOST, Teil 14: Sonderflüge und Luftpostableitungen, Luftbrücke Berlin, Messeflüge Hannover und Leipzig 1949 - 1970 (Catalog of German Airmail, Volume 14: Special flights & Flying Events, Berlin Air Bridge, Hannover & Leipzig Fair Exhibition Flights -1949-1970), by Erich Haberer. Published by Wiegand & Haberer, Luftpostliteratur, Renningen, Germany, 2001, 112 pages. 14th in the series of German Airmail Catalogs.  Gives chronological listings of all special flights & flying events to/from Germany, Berlin Air Bridge, and Hannover & Leipzig Fair Exhibition Flights from 1949 to 1970. Many cachets and special cancellations are shown. Continuation of the earlier edition of the German Airmail Catalog (Vol. 3 above) covering these categories for the years 1919-1945, published in 1999. Pricing in Euros. German text. SC, NEW. Last copy $22.00

737. KATALOG DER DEUTSCHEN LUFTPOST, Teil 15: Erst-und Sonderflüge der Deutschen Lufthansa 1998-2002 (Catalog of German Airmail, Volume 15: First and Special flights of German Lufthansa, by Erich Haberer & Hermann Walter Sieger.  Published by Wiegand & Haberer, Luftpostliteratur, Renningen, Germany, 2004, 72 pages, soft cover.  15th in the series of German Airmail Catalogs.  It gives chronological listings of all first & special flights by Lufthansa German Airlines from 1998 through 2002.  Lufthansa is one of the few airlines that still arranges for covers to be carried on its first and special flights, and for German post offices to prepare and apply special postmarks for such flights.  All the special postmarks and cachets applied to covers are shown.  In a few cases the complete covers are shown.  This is a continuation of the earlier editions of the German Airmail Catalog (Volumes 8 through 14) covering Lufthansa first & special flights since 1955.  Pricing is in Euros €.  Text in German. NEW.  $22.00

624. DER FLIEGER, EIN BUCH AUS UNSERN TAGEN (THE FLYER, A BOOK OF OUR DAYS). Literarische Anstalt Rütten & Loening, Frankfurt, 1913. Interesting novel about an early pilot. A bit worn but OW good. Very scarce. German language. $22.00

691. SCHWEIZERISCHER LUFTPOST-KATALOG, (SWISS AIRMAIL HANDBOOK) 2000 EDITION. Pub. by SAV (Swiss Aerophilatelic Society). Complete update of listings of all Swiss aerophilately, 1st & special flights, vignettes, etc. up to 2000.  Covers all aspects os Swiss aerophilately. German language with abbreviations explained in English. NEW, SC. $50.00

691A. SCHWEIZERISCHER LUFTPOST-KATALOG, (SWISS AIRMAIL HANDBOOK) 1978 EDITION. Pub. by SAV (Swiss Aerophilatelic Society). Complete update of listings of all Swiss aerophilately, 1st & special flights, vignettes, etc. up to 1978.  Covers all aspects os Swiss aerophilately. German language with abbreviations explained in English. NEW, SC. $35.00

382. POSTBEFORDERUNG MIT HUBSCHRAUBERN (CARRYING THE MAIL WITH HELICOPTERS), Katalog, Vol. 1, Europe, by Manfred Niesters. Arbeitsgemeinschaft Hubschrauberphilatelie, Buckeburg, Germany, 1990. 71 pp. Complete listings and prices (in German marks) of all known helicopter first and special flights. German language. SC, New. $25.00

All prices are in U.S.$ - Postage & handling, add US$3.85 per book within the USA, except as noted on individual listings. Postage to other countries is by actual weight by airmail first class or Global Priority Mail, which is a minimum of $16.95. There is no longer an international surface postage rate.  It is less expensive if two or more books are ordered.  Payment must be by US$ check or money order payable on a U.S. bank, or in equivalent UK pound check, or by PayPal (add 5% to the total to cover the PayPal fee). Sorry but we don't accept credit cards.

Abbreviations - VF - Very Fine Condition, Fine - Fine Condition, G - Good Condition, HC - Hard Cover, SC - Soft Cover, DC - Dust Jacket

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