Detail : Lot 182

Lot No: 182
Date: 1937, Feb 5
Est. price: £100.00
Category: GB External

Description: TEST LETTER (addressed to Imperial Airways Ltd) carried on the first regular eastbound all air service from SOUTHAMPTON TO Karachi, bs 12/2, airmail etiquette cover franked KE VIII 1d, 2 1/2d x2. 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.

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(GB External) TEST LETTER (addressed to Imperial Airways Ltd) carried on the first regular eastbound all air service from SOUTHAMPTON TO Karachi, bs 12/2, airmail etiquette cover franked KE VIII 1d, 2 1/2d x2.  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) TEST LETTER (addressed to Imperial Airways Ltd) carried on the first regular eastbound all air service from SOUTHAMPTON TO Karachi, bs 12/2, airmail etiquette cover franked KE VIII 1d, 2 1/2d x2.  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.