Detail : Lot 168

Lot No: 168
Date: 1941, Sep 1
Est. price: £75.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Railway Air Services first wartime airmail Liverpool to Belfast for the carriage of surcharged mail. Etiquette CARD franked 2 1/2d canc Caernarvon 31 Aug 1941 cds, typed 'First Day Flight/Great Britain/ toNorthern Ireland/Air Mail'. 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. Cards are scarcer. Great item for the exhibit.

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(GB Internal) Railway Air Services first wartime airmail Liverpool to Belfast for the carriage of surcharged mail. Etiquette CARD franked 2 1/2d canc Caernarvon 31 Aug 1941 cds, typed 'First Day Flight/Great Britain/ toNorthern Ireland/Air Mail'. 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. Cards are scarcer. Great item for the exhibit.
(GB Internal) Railway Air Services first wartime airmail Liverpool to Belfast for the carriage of surcharged mail. Etiquette CARD franked 2 1/2d canc Caernarvon 31 Aug 1941 cds, typed 'First Day Flight/Great Britain/ toNorthern Ireland/Air Mail'. 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. Cards are scarcer. Great item for the exhibit.