Detail: Lot 128

Lot No: 128
Date: 1927, Mar 9
Est. price: £75.00
Category: GB External

Description: First UK acceptance for the Gladstone experimental flight from Khartoum to Jinja 5/4 via Kisumu, bs 31/3, plain cover franked 7 1/2d, red 'Kenya-Sudan/MR 31 27/Air Mail' hs verso, black/dark blue 1926 P25 etiquette rated rare by Mair, 'Undelivered For Reason Stated' and 'Unknown' hs's. Returned by surface to sender with various routing marks.The reason there is no red cachet "Service officially arranged to operate from London March 10 1927, but abandoned due to breakdown of hydroplane on Lake Victoria" is because the mailing of this particular cover was not arranged by Francis Field.

Bid:
(GB External) First UK acceptance for the Gladstone experimental flight from Khartoum to Jinja 5/4 via Kisumu, bs 31/3, plain cover franked 7 1/2d,  red 'Kenya-Sudan/MR 31 27/Air Mail' hs verso, black/dark blue 1926 P25 etiquette rated rare by Mair, 'Undelivered For Reason Stated' and 'Unknown' hs's. Returned by surface to sender with various routing marks.The reason there is no red cachet "Service officially arranged to operate from London March 10 1927, but abandoned due to breakdown of hydroplane on Lake Victoria" is because the mailing of this particular cover was not arranged by Francis Field.
(GB External) First UK acceptance for the Gladstone experimental flight from Khartoum to Jinja 5/4 via Kisumu, bs 31/3, plain cover franked 7 1/2d,  red 'Kenya-Sudan/MR 31 27/Air Mail' hs verso, black/dark blue 1926 P25 etiquette rated rare by Mair, 'Undelivered For Reason Stated' and 'Unknown' hs's. Returned by surface to sender with various routing marks.The reason there is no red cachet "Service officially arranged to operate from London March 10 1927, but abandoned due to breakdown of hydroplane on Lake Victoria" is because the mailing of this particular cover was not arranged by Francis Field.