|Lot No: 57|
Est. price: £1,750.00
Description: 1926 first commercial airmail from Cape Town to London, carried by Alan Cobham on his pioneer England- South Africa-England flight. Printed company envelope, 29x12cm, addressed to Messrs Stuttaford & Co Ltd, London, England and containing a letter from the Company Secretary of Stuttafords Stores Cape Town on headed notepaper referring to several visits to the stores by Mr Elliott and Mr Emmet which could not be finalised due to time constraints. The envelope is ms "CAPE TOWN TO LONDON FLIGHT 1926" and "Received at Croydon Aerodrome Sat March 31st at 4.20pm S.L.Elliott" and lists the flight's stops along the left hand edge and also bears the hand stamps of the Cataract Hotel Aswan 6/3, the Hotel Nettuno Pisa 12/3, and Hotel Grande Bretagne, Athens 11/3. It is signed by pilot Alan Cobham, engineer Arthur B Elliott and photographer Basil Emmett. Also several newspaper cuttings. A superb piece of history. See full display of images on the web site.