Lot Number: 123
|Date: 1941, Oct 17|
Description: Wartime airmail, Pacific Clipper services up to the attack on Pearl Harbour, the 'air all the way' trans Pacfic and trans Atlantic clipper service, censored cover, London to New Zealand, no arrival ds, franked 4/6d , canc Ipswich 17 Oct 41 cds, ms "Air Mail/Trans Atlantic Airways/Trans Pacific Clipper", red 'From HM Ship/Passed by Censor' hs. Correctly rated 4/6d for the two ocean clipper service to the UK. Carried by BOAC to Lisbon, FAM18 trans Atlantic service to USA, US internal air service to link with Pan Am in San Francisco then OAT by FAM19 to Auckland. The Pacific Clipper service opened on 3/7/40 when Italy entered the war and ceased after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour on 11/12/41. An attractive and important item in the study of wartime airmails.