Lot Number: 345
|Date: 1922, Dec 11|
Description: Instone Air Line, Cologne to London, bs 12/12, via Brussels, buff cover, 21x10cm, dual franked GB 1 1/2d&2d stamps, and Germany nine air stamps values to 3M blue, cancelled six strikes 'Army Post Office/11 Dec 22/S 40', fine strike black st. line 'Air Mail Post' hs, dark blue/black P25 airmail etiquette. Central non invasive ironed vertical fold, see scan. The Army Post Office S40 was established in Cologne, Germany in 1919 to provide postal support of the first British Army of the Rhine (BAOR) and was closed in 1929 when the force was finally withdrawn from Germany.