Madagascar, 1934, Dec 8
Tananarive to Australia, bs Perth 4/1/35, via Darwin 1/1/35, first acceptance of Madagascar 'all the way' airmail for Australia for carriage on the Imperial Airways African service to Cairo, 14/12 transit cds, intended to connect with the first extension of the IA/ITCA/Qantas service from Singapore to Brisbane, official 'Kangaroo' cover franked 1/8d canc Grahamstown cds. The Cairo 14/12 transit confirms this cover was in the first Africa-Australia dispatch. The 1/1/35 Darwin arrival confirms a delay at Cairo due to the large quantity of mail dispatched from from GB, causing IAW to run a duplicate service as leat as far as Singapore. See Wingent p132. A rare item and a nice one for the exhibit..
Madagascar, 1936, Jul 7
Internal airmail, Diego Suarez to Tananarive, bs 7/7, imprint etiquette cover franked 50c, canc Diego Suarez cds, red circular 'Aero-Club de Madagascar/Tananarive' cachet, fine strike three line "Diego Suarez-Tananarive/Achemine Exceptionel/Par Avion" - a handstamp for internal carriage by military planes without air fee. Therefore corectly rated 50c for 20g by surface. Nice item.
Madagascar, 1936, Oct 28
Assolant survey flight, Tananarive to Fianarantsoa, bs 1/11, flight cachet, franked 50c.
Madagascar, 1944, Dec 30
Small cover, 7x8 cm, adressed to Tananarive, posted on arrival, canc 'Tananarive R.P./30 -12 44/Madagascar', uncommon violet three line "Madagascar et Dependances/Poste Aerienne - Tananarive R.F./Tax percue: Fr (ms 60) c" hs.Unusual.
Madagascar, 1945, Nov 5
Air France, early post WWII F/F, Tananarive to Pornichet, France, bs 13/11, via Khartoum, plain cover correctly franked 2F domestic letter rate + 6F air fee, canc Tananarive cds, red two line "Madagascar-France/via Khartoum" instructional hs, black framed 'Par Avion' hs.
Madagascar, 1947, Mar 31
Tananarive to Reunion, bs Port Louis 31/3, commemorating 100th flight, plain cover franked 8F, black framed 'Par Avion' hs.
Madagascar, 1970, Nov 10
35 anniversary, Tananarive to Paris, b/s, cachet, Air France.