|Lot No: 12|
Date: 1930, Jan 1
Description: Brisbane to 6th Bn. Kings Africa Rifles, Dar es Salaam, bs 31/1, carried on Australian National Airways F/F Brisbane to Sydney, then OAT by air to Perth, 6/1 transit cds, and likely by sea to Dar es Salaam via Karachi and Cairo. Registered (label) cover 22x10cm, franked 4 1/2d canc Brisbane cds, typed "By Air Mail/From Brisbane-Sydney/per Australian National Airways". This is also a crash cover. The plane, the 'Southern Sky' smashed its undercarriage when making a forced landing at Casino. The next day a relief ANA plane flew the stranded mail to Sydney. Nice item.