Detail : Lot 181

Lot No: 181
Date: 1937, Feb 5
Est. price: £85.00
Category: GB External

Description: First regular eastbound all air service from SOUTHAMPTON TO PENANG, bs 16/2, airmail etiquette cover franked KGV 6d. Carried by 'Castor' to Alexandria, 'Hadrian' to Karach, then 'Aurora' to Singapore. The first outgoing stage of this flight, by RMA Castor, was INTERRUPTED TWICE, firstly by engine failure, and then by bad weather, see flight IE 521, Wingent p191. Copies of reports of these events on 6 and 8 February, taken from the Southern Daily Echo, and published in Wingent's 'Imperial Airways Empire Flying Boat Services 1936 to 1939' are included in this lot. A nice exhibit item.

Bid:
(GB External) First regular eastbound all air service from SOUTHAMPTON TO PENANG, bs 16/2, airmail etiquette cover franked KGV 6d. Carried by 'Castor' to Alexandria, 'Hadrian' to Karach, then 'Aurora' to Singapore.  The first outgoing stage of this flight, by RMA Castor, was INTERRUPTED TWICE, firstly by engine failure, and then by bad weather, see flight IE  521, Wingent p191.  Copies of  reports of these events on 6 and 8 February, taken from the Southern Daily Echo, and published in Wingent's 'Imperial Airways Empire Flying Boat Services 1936 to 1939' are included in this lot.  A nice exhibit item.
(GB External) First regular eastbound all air service from SOUTHAMPTON TO PENANG, bs 16/2, airmail etiquette cover franked KGV 6d. Carried by 'Castor' to Alexandria, 'Hadrian' to Karach, then 'Aurora' to Singapore.  The first outgoing stage of this flight, by RMA Castor, was INTERRUPTED TWICE, firstly by engine failure, and then by bad weather, see flight IE  521, Wingent p191.  Copies of  reports of these events on 6 and 8 February, taken from the Southern Daily Echo, and published in Wingent's 'Imperial Airways Empire Flying Boat Services 1936 to 1939' are included in this lot.  A nice exhibit item.