|Lot No: 12|
Date: 1927, Jan 7
Est. price: £100.00
Category: 'Alex Newall covers selected for his personal collection and with descriptions taken from his original sheets
Description: BAGHDAD - CAIRO, (Basra)-Baghdad-Gaza-Cairo (9-1-27). First flight, Imperial Airways take over the 'Desert Route' from the 216th Squadron of the Royal Air Force. Service linking with P&O Liners Port Said-Marseilles. 6 annas inclusive rate to Britain. Ref #27.01d, A. S. Newall, British External Airmails until 1934 (2nd Ed), pub 1996.