By Category: Mauritius

Lot Number: 349
Date: 1933, Jul 6
Est. price: £150.00
Category: Mauritius

Description: MAURITIUS TO LONDON, 8/8 Birmingham arrival ds tying GB 1/2d, departing Mauritius 6/6 and arriving Durban 14/ on...SS Tasman was a Dutch steamship for Koninklijke Paketvaart-Maatschappij (KPM) which served the Java?South Africa route, Transferred to Imperial Airways AFRICA northbound service AN 125 which left Joburg on 26/7, Juba on 1/8 on Hadrian, Alex on 3/8 on Scipio, arriving Croydon on 5/8 on Helena. Plain cover typed 'Via Cape - London', franked 90c, canc GPO Mauritius cds 6/7. Early flights from GB to Mauritius are scarce. This may not be the very first, but it is the earliest we have seen in the last 20 years. Francis Field authentication hs verso.
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