Airmail Collector Reference Database - French Mauritania

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(French Mauritania) Air France within Africa service, cover postmarked Atar (Mauritania) January 31, 1934 addressed to an interpreter (Air France employed ?) in Port-Etienne (Mauritania) with arrival b/s February 10th and transit b/s in Saint-Louis (Senיgal) of February 9th. Atar is located in the interior of Mauritania just west of Port-Etienne. Since it was sent by airmail it travelled all the way south-west to Saint-Louis by land and then was sent by air from Saint-Louis to Port-Etienne, two consecutive stops on the Dakar-Casablanca line. Scott 27, 32 and 40 (2).

French Mauritania, 1934, Jan 31
Air France within Africa service, cover postmarked Atar (Mauritania) January 31, 1934 addressed to an interpreter (Air France employed ?) in Port-Etienne (Mauritania) with arrival b/s February 10th and transit b/s in Saint-Louis (Senיgal) of February 9th. Atar is located in the interior of Mauritania just west of Port-Etienne. Since it was sent by airmail it travelled all the way south-west to Saint-Louis by land and then was sent by air from Saint-Louis to Port-Etienne, two consecutive stops on the Dakar-Casablanca line. Scott 27, 32 and 40 (2).

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(French Mauritania) Air France within Africa service, cover postmarked Atar (Mauritania) March 14, 1934 and addressed to an interpreter (for Air France ?) in Port-Etienne (Mauritania) with arrival b/s March 31st and transit b/s in Saint-Louis (Senיgal) of March 23rd. Atar is located in the interior of Mauritania just west of Port-Etienne and much closer to it than the southern city of Port-Louis. Instead of travelling by land from Atar to Port-Etienne this airmail cover travelled by land from Atar to Saint-Louis then, probably because of insufficient postage, went by land all the way up to Port-Etienne. This cover saw a lot of desert roads. Scott 27 (2) and 32 (2).

French Mauritania, 1934, Mar 14
Air France within Africa service, cover postmarked Atar (Mauritania) March 14, 1934 and addressed to an interpreter (for Air France ?) in Port-Etienne (Mauritania) with arrival b/s March 31st and transit b/s in Saint-Louis (Senיgal) of March 23rd. Atar is located in the interior of Mauritania just west of Port-Etienne and much closer to it than the southern city of Port-Louis. Instead of travelling by land from Atar to Port-Etienne this airmail cover travelled by land from Atar to Saint-Louis then, probably because of insufficient postage, went by land all the way up to Port-Etienne. This cover saw a lot of desert roads. Scott 27 (2) and 32 (2).

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(French Mauritania) Port Etienne to Paris, bs 26/4, plain cover franked 30c x3 and 10c, fine strike black boxed jusqu'a "Por Avion/jusqu'a DAKAR. Flown to Dakar, then by sea to France.

French Mauritania, 1935, Mar 15
Port Etienne to Paris, bs 26/4, plain cover franked 30c x3 and 10c, fine strike black boxed jusqu'a "Por Avion/jusqu'a DAKAR. Flown to Dakar, then by sea to France.

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