Detail : Lot 167

Lot No: 167
Date: 1941, Sep 1
Est. price: £45.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Railway Air Services F/F wartime airmail service, Liverpool to Belfast, 2/2 arrival cds, for the carriage of surcharged mail. Etiquette CARD franked 5d canc Birmingham 31 Aug 1941 cds, large green 'RAS/1 September 1941' cachet, red hexagonal GB censor mark.. Sent by rail to Speke airport and flown in a Dragon Rapide DH 89 G-AFFF by a pilot released from the RAF. The service qualified for an Air Ministry subsidy and the GPO bore the cost less the amount of the subsidy and revenue from passengers who were carried subject to space allowed by the mail. See Railway Air Services, John Stroud, 1987.

Bid:
(GB Internal) Railway Air Services F/F wartime airmail service, Liverpool to Belfast, 2/2 arrival cds, for the carriage of surcharged mail. Etiquette CARD franked 5d canc Birmingham 31 Aug 1941 cds,  large green 'RAS/1 September 1941' cachet, red hexagonal GB censor mark.. Sent by rail to Speke airport and flown in a Dragon Rapide DH 89 G-AFFF by a pilot released from the RAF. The service qualified for an Air Ministry subsidy and the GPO bore the cost less the amount of the subsidy and revenue from passengers who were carried subject to space allowed by the mail. See Railway Air Services, John Stroud, 1987.
(GB Internal) Railway Air Services F/F wartime airmail service, Liverpool to Belfast, 2/2 arrival cds, for the carriage of surcharged mail. Etiquette CARD franked 5d canc Birmingham 31 Aug 1941 cds,  large green 'RAS/1 September 1941' cachet, red hexagonal GB censor mark.. Sent by rail to Speke airport and flown in a Dragon Rapide DH 89 G-AFFF by a pilot released from the RAF. The service qualified for an Air Ministry subsidy and the GPO bore the cost less the amount of the subsidy and revenue from passengers who were carried subject to space allowed by the mail. See Railway Air Services, John Stroud, 1987.