Detail : Lot 158

Lot No: 158
Date: 1948, Jun 14
Est. price: £250.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: A rare first BEA 'All Up' service, Isle of Tiree (the most westerly island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland) to Glasgow, plain cover franked 2 2/2d canc Scarnish/Isle of Tiree 14 Jne 1948, large violet "BEA/First 'All Up' Mail/Renfrew-Tiree/14 June 1948" with a map of the islands. Beith states"little mail is known from the first day as the service was not well publicised". He reports the outgoing flight, and having seen one item of mail from that flight with a red commemorative cachet, see Beith R, Scottish Air Mails 1919-1979, p22 and the illustration of the red cachet on the same page. But he makes no mention of a return flight, or any mail from therefrom. A truly scarce item, and a must for the gold medal exhibit.

Bid:
(GB Internal) A rare first BEA 'All Up' service, Isle of Tiree (the most westerly island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland) to Glasgow, plain cover franked 2 2/2d canc Scarnish/Isle of Tiree 14 Jne 1948, large violet "BEA/First 'All Up' Mail/Renfrew-Tiree/14 June 1948" with a map of the islands. Beith states"little mail is known from the first day as the service was not well publicised". He reports the outgoing flight, and having seen one item of mail from that flight with a red commemorative cachet, see Beith R, Scottish Air Mails 1919-1979, p22 and the illustration of the red cachet on the same page. But he makes no mention of a return flight, or any mail from therefrom. A truly scarce item, and a must for the gold medal exhibit.