|Lot No: 192|
Date: 1943, Jun 1
Description: An example of the use of the Horseshoe Route and the American-African Air Ferry Servce to carry a letter from China to the USA, Chungking to Philadelphia, missionary cover franked $11.60 canc Chungking cds, blue/black airmail etiquette tied by Chungking cds, sealed Lagos B&W PC90/OBE censor tape, typed 'By BOAC to Lagos, Nigeria/Thence by P.A.A. to destination'. The cover is correctly rated for carriage 'All the Way By Air' likely CNAC to Calcutta, then BOAC to Lagos via Alexandria and Khartoum, then transfer to American-African Ferry Service to Miami and onward by US internal air service to Philadelphia. This route operate from 1/6/43 to 15/3/1944, see Boyle pp766,767.