By Category: Sudan

Lot Number: 619
Date: 1926, Jan 15
Est. price: £325.00
Category: Sudan

Description: Return of RAF test flight from Khartoum to Abu Suwer, 17 Jan 1926 arrival hs on front, signed by pilot V.C.Stonar, plain cover, violet three line "By Return of/Special Flight/Cairo to Khartoum" and violet "Khartoum 15/1/25" hs's. This flight was undertaken by RAF Squadron No. 47 as a test of the Fairey IIID aircraft equipped with the Napier Lion engine, and as a prelude to the Cairo-Cape Town flight planned for later in the year. Little is known about this flight, and only 35 covers were carried on the return flight. A 200 word account by Bill Coley can be found in Air Mail News, No 158, p129.
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Lot Number: 620
Date: 1931, Mar 12
Est. price: £16.00
Category: Sudan

Description: Cover flown WadI Halfa to Mwanza 16/3, on F/F Croydon/Mwanza, b/s, official map cover franked 2P 10ml, 'First Flight/Halfa to Mwanza' biplane cachet, Imperial Airways,
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Lot Number: 621
Date: 1934, Jul 11
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Sudan

Description: Registered (label) WHITE NILE T.P.O. TO UK via Malakal 14 July (b/s). By Imperial Airways Africa northbound service 175 which left 15 July, arrived London 19 July and delivered 21 July (arrival ds). Franked 2 1/2P (registered letter envelope with 2 1/2P reg and postage fee imprint stamp on flap) plus 2P air mail stamp - total RATING of 4 1/2p for 3p airmail fee and 1 ½ p for registration. Uncommon origin, scarce reg. stamp, and good routing. Ex Ted Proud collection..
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Lot Number: 622
Date: 1938, Jul 1
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Sudan

Description: 1 July 1938: Sudan to Cyprus, KHARTOUM to NICOSIA. By Imperial Airways once weekly northbound Kisumu Terminal Service KN53 Clio which flew to Cairo bs 2/7, then by sea (375 miles) to Nicosia bs 7/7. Attractive trilingual blue/white etiquette cover franked 30 mil for air rate, block of six 5mm /2 1/2P opt's, all with missing second 'm' in 'milliemmes'. Interesting!
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