DARWIN COLLECTION In honour of Darwin's monumental contribution to science, we have sourced attractive collection. It comprises: The British Post Office Presentation Pack; Illustrated British Postal Stationery Envelope; Set of 12 Darwin Postcards. This collection includes a large amount of reliable information and is especially recommended for its visual appeal. US$20 Buy now.
IMPERIAL AIRWAYS G-AASJ ALMOST ALEXANDRIA
A brand new book - authentic details from original sources - detailing the investigation of the crash near Alexandria, Egypt, of the Calcutta flying boat 'City of Khartoum'.
An exciting new addition to the few titles available concerning Imperial Airways.
The detailed official enquiries provide much detail of the operation of Imperial Airways in the 1930s, and the text of this book can be relied upon as an accurate report, as it has been compiled from contemporary, official accounts. US$50 Buy now.
ROYAL AIR FORCE FAR EAST FLIGHT 1927-1928 Here is the authentic, illustrated, story of this momentous flight passing through Italy, Greece, Iraq, Iran, India and Burma, compiled from the Log and official records. Four RAF Southampton Flying Boats made a pioneering flight to Singapore by way of:
Felixstowe Plymouth Hourtin Berre Naples Brindisi Athens Aboukir Alexandretta Ramadi Hinaidi Basra Bushire Henjam Gwadar Karachi Bombay Mangalore Cochin Colombo Trincomali Pulicat Cocanada Chilka Lake Calcutta Akyab Rangoon Mergui Penang Port Swettenham and Singapore.
Drawn largely from official sources, this carefully researched book provides a history of the development of civil aviation in Persia, with particular emphasis on the airmail.
This publication will interest not only the aero-philatelist, but also those with an interest in early Flight Covers, or the geography or history of Iran, as well as students of Imperial Airways or the German company Junkers.
Maps Illustrated In fine condition Highly recommended! US$60 Buy now.
OFFICIAL INFORMATION respecting the
This is a repint of a little book published in London in 1862.
It is in English and includes translations of: The Convention entered into on 16th September 1857 by the French Government, with the Compagnie des Services Maritimes des Messageries Imperiales, for the Working of a Postal Line between France and Brazil. The Convention entered into on 20th October 1860 by the French Government, with the Compagnie Generale Maritime, for two lines of Transatlantic Postal Service from France to the United States, and to the West Indies. An article from the Journal du Havre of 10th January 1862, giving a statement of progress of the above undertaking. The Convention of 17th February 1862 for a Postal Service from Saint Nazaire (Nantes) to Vera Cruz and Mexico. US$30 Buy now.
HISTORY OF THE POST-OFFICE PACKET SERVICE BETWEEN THE YEARS 1793-1815 COMPILED FROM RECORDS, CHIEFLY OFFICIAL
A study of the transfer of the Airmail Route from Southern Persia to the Arabian Coast 1931-32.
Imperial Airways' Eastern Route to India and beyond originally crossed Iran. It was unclear whether Persia would renew the agreement, and Imperial Airways was left in an uncertain position.This is the story, drawn from Official records, of the steps taken to negotiate an alternative route. The story is, of course, of direct relevance to the aerophilatelic history of the Eastern route. It is also fascinating from an historical/political perspective, as it illustrates international diplomacy, as well as the problems (some of them technical) associated with running a major airline in the 1930s.It is also the story of the origins of Sharjah International Airport.
Essential reading for everyone with an interest in Imperial Airways.
Illustrated introduction, and over 240 pages of Official documents! US$75 Buy now.