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(Montserrat) The only recorded mail from Montserrat. Montserrat to Castries, St. Lucia, bs 27/2/1931, registered (label) cover franked KGV 1/-, 3d and 1 1/2d, canc Montserrat cds, also tying violet framed "First Air Mail/Montserrat" cachet. In June 1930 arrangements were made by NYRBA for a special flight from Antigua to Montserrat and return. Mail prepared at Plymouth, Montserrat was postmarked and cacheted, but the flight had to be cancelled due to bad weather. In February 1931 HMS "Dorsetshire" called at Plymouth and left behind a seaplane to follow on to Bassetiere, St Kitts. The flight was made on 23 Feb 1931. It is not known whether the mail for St Lucia was then forwarded from St Kitts by sea, or by Pan Am plane. See Locke JM, Air Mails of the West Indies, 1962. A great exhibit item.


AIR MAIL COVER 1931 (FEB) XU5 EX 1930
(JUNE) ABORTED FIRST FLIGHT FROM
MONTSERRAT TO ST. LUCIA;

Montserrat, 1930, Jun 6
The only recorded mail from Montserrat. Montserrat to Castries, St. Lucia, bs 27/2/1931, registered (label) cover franked KGV 1/-, 3d and 1 1/2d, canc Montserrat cds, also tying violet framed "First Air Mail/Montserrat" cachet. In June 1930 arrangements were made by NYRBA for a special flight from Antigua to Montserrat and return. Mail prepared at Plymouth, Montserrat was postmarked and cacheted, but the flight had to be cancelled due to bad weather. In February 1931 HMS "Dorsetshire" called at Plymouth and left behind a seaplane to follow on to Bassetiere, St Kitts. The flight was made on 23 Feb 1931. It is not known whether the mail for St Lucia was then forwarded from St Kitts by sea, or by Pan Am plane. See Locke JM, Air Mails of the West Indies, 1962. A great exhibit item. AIR MAIL COVER 1931 (FEB) XU5 EX 1930 (JUNE) ABORTED FIRST FLIGHT FROM MONTSERRAT TO ST. LUCIA;

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(Montserrat) The only recorded mail from Montserrat, Montserrat to British Guiana, bs 5 Mar 1931 registered (label) cover franked KGV 1/10d, canc Montserrat cds, also tying violet framed "First Air Mail/Montserrat" cachet. Arrangements were made by NYRBA for a special flight from Antigua to Montserrat and return. Mail prepared at Plymouth, Montserrat was postmarked and cacheted, but the flight had to be cancelled due to bad weather. In February 1931 HMS "Dorsetshire" called at Plymouth and left behind a seaplane to follow on to Bassetiere, St Kitts. The flight was made on 23 Feb 1931. The mail for British Guiana was then forwarded by a Pan Am plane. See Locke JM, Air Mails of the West Indies, 1962. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Montserrat, 1930, Jun 6
The only recorded mail from Montserrat, Montserrat to British Guiana, bs 5 Mar 1931 registered (label) cover franked KGV 1/10d, canc Montserrat cds, also tying violet framed "First Air Mail/Montserrat" cachet. Arrangements were made by NYRBA for a special flight from Antigua to Montserrat and return. Mail prepared at Plymouth, Montserrat was postmarked and cacheted, but the flight had to be cancelled due to bad weather. In February 1931 HMS "Dorsetshire" called at Plymouth and left behind a seaplane to follow on to Bassetiere, St Kitts. The flight was made on 23 Feb 1931. The mail for British Guiana was then forwarded by a Pan Am plane. See Locke JM, Air Mails of the West Indies, 1962. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

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(Montserrat) The only recorded flight from Montserrat. Montserrat to St Kitts, bs 23 FE 1931, Roessler small check airmail cover franked 1/ 1/2d canc Montserrat JU 25 1930, violet framed "First Air Mail/Montserrat". In June 1930 arrangements were made by NYRBA for a special flight from Antigua to Montserrat and return. Mail prepared at Plymouth, Montserrat was postmarked and cacheted, but the flight had to be cancelled due to bad weather. In February 1931 HMS "Dorsetshire" called at Plymouth and left behind a seaplane to follow on to Bassetiere, St Kitts. The flight was made on 23 Feb 1931. See Locke JM, Air Mails of the West Indies, 1962. A great exhibit item.

Montserrat, 1930, Jun 25
The only recorded flight from Montserrat. Montserrat to St Kitts, bs 23 FE 1931, Roessler small check airmail cover franked 1/ 1/2d canc Montserrat JU 25 1930, violet framed "First Air Mail/Montserrat". In June 1930 arrangements were made by NYRBA for a special flight from Antigua to Montserrat and return. Mail prepared at Plymouth, Montserrat was postmarked and cacheted, but the flight had to be cancelled due to bad weather. In February 1931 HMS "Dorsetshire" called at Plymouth and left behind a seaplane to follow on to Bassetiere, St Kitts. The flight was made on 23 Feb 1931. See Locke JM, Air Mails of the West Indies, 1962. A great exhibit item.

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