|Lot Number: 451|
|Date: 1934, Mar 2|
Description: The Nyasaland Feeder Service, Rhodesia and Nyasaland Airways F/F Blantyre to Salisbury, bs 8/3, black framed three line official cachet, Wyndham "leopard silhouette" cover franked 4d canc Zomba cds, RANA/IAW.
|Lot Number: 459|
|Date: 1938, May 22|
Description: First Nyasaland/Northern Rhodesia/Air Mail Service -23rd May 1938, via the inaugural Chileka-Lilongwe-Fort Jamieson service. Plain cover franked 1d canc Blantyre 22 May 38 cds 38 and flown to Lilongwe bs 23/5. Prior to this inauguration, the route had only been flown by the RAF on the 5th of June 1933 on their return from Air Week in Nyasaland. This inaugural flight was made by a DH Dragon Rapide piloted by R.A.Bourlay. It was an 'All-Up' flight without any extra fee and no cachets or airmail labels were used. Such covers can only be proved by the date of the Blantyre post mark 22nd May and the Lilongwe back stamp for the 23rd May. A superb item signed by the pilot, in excellent condition and with particularly clear postal markings.