Airmail Collector Reference Database - Spanish Morocco

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(Spanish Morocco) Air France/Air Afrique, Tetuan to Elisabethville, bs 28/11, via Alicante TPO 17.11, Madrid 17/11 and Marseilles 18/11, rare and likely first Spanish Morocco acceptance for carriage to the Belgian Congo on the Air France/Air Afrique Paris-Marseilles-Algeria-Leopoldville extension to Elisabethville, a Victor Nawratil cover franked  4PF, canc Certificado/15 Nov 35/Protect Espanol/Tetuan boxed registration ds, ms's "Correo Aereo (Marseille crossed out) Oran-Congo Belge" and"Via (Bruxelles Belgium crossed out) Oran". A complex and ambitious intended routing, even for the experienced Nawratil. The ms 'Via Bruxelles' was inapproptriate; there was no air route to Oran; and the first new Sabena service to Elisabethville had left before this cover reached Marseilles, so it was carried by the second Air France/Air Afrique Marseilles-Algeria-Elisabethville flight. This notwithstanding, and knowing Nawratil, this is almost certainly a first acceptance from Spanish Morocco for the extended route.  Ex Clowes.

Spanish Morocco, 1935, Nov 15
Air France/Air Afrique, Tetuan to Elisabethville, bs 28/11, via Alicante TPO 17.11, Madrid 17/11 and Marseilles 18/11, rare and likely first Spanish Morocco acceptance for carriage to the Belgian Congo on the Air France/Air Afrique Paris-Marseilles-Algeria-Leopoldville extension to Elisabethville, a Victor Nawratil cover franked 4PF, canc Certificado/15 Nov 35/Protect Espanol/Tetuan boxed registration ds, ms's "Correo Aereo (Marseille crossed out) Oran-Congo Belge" and"Via (Bruxelles Belgium crossed out) Oran". A complex and ambitious intended routing, even for the experienced Nawratil. The ms 'Via Bruxelles' was inapproptriate; there was no air route to Oran; and the first new Sabena service to Elisabethville had left before this cover reached Marseilles, so it was carried by the second Air France/Air Afrique Marseilles-Algeria-Elisabethville flight. This notwithstanding, and knowing Nawratil, this is almost certainly a first acceptance from Spanish Morocco for the extended route. Ex Clowes.

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Spanish Morocco, 1955, Apr 10
Spanish Morocco acceptance for Vienna-Zurich balloon post, franked 2Pts, canc Tetuan 17 Mar cds.

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