Detail : Lot 196

Lot No: 196
Date: 1933, May 23
Est. price: £125.00
Category: GB External

Description: London to Port Louis, MAURITIUS, bs 14/7, carried by Imperial Airways AFRICA southbound service AS 117 which left Croydon on 24 May on ''Heracles' arriving Athens 27 may on Sylvanus', leaving Aswan 28/5 on Hadrian, and Nairobi 30/5 on to Cape Town on Amalthea arriving 27/5where it was transferred to SS Tasman was a Dutch steamship for Koninklijke Paketvaart-Maatschappij (KPM) which served the Java?South Africa route, departing Durban 6/6 and arriving Mauritius 14/6.Plain cover typed 'Via London and Cape' correctly rated 1/- per 1/2oz (Proud p356). Early flights from GB to Mauritius are scarce. This may not be the very first, but it is the earliest we have seen in the last 20 years. Francis Field authentication hs verso.

Bid:
(GB External) London to Port Louis, MAURITIUS, bs 14/7, carried by Imperial Airways AFRICA southbound service AS 117  which left Croydon on 24 May on ''Heracles' arriving  Athens 27 may on Sylvanus', leaving  Aswan 28/5 on Hadrian, and Nairobi 30/5 on to Cape Town on Amalthea arriving 27/5where it was transferred to SS Tasman was a Dutch steamship  for Koninklijke Paketvaart-Maatschappij (KPM) which served the Java?South Africa route, departing Durban 6/6 and arriving Mauritius 14/6.Plain cover typed 'Via London and Cape' correctly rated 1/- per 1/2oz (Proud p356). Early flights from GB to Mauritius are scarce. This may not be the very first, but it is the earliest we have seen in the last 20 years. Francis Field authentication hs verso.
(GB External) London to Port Louis, MAURITIUS, bs 14/7, carried by Imperial Airways AFRICA southbound service AS 117  which left Croydon on 24 May on ''Heracles' arriving  Athens 27 may on Sylvanus', leaving  Aswan 28/5 on Hadrian, and Nairobi 30/5 on to Cape Town on Amalthea arriving 27/5where it was transferred to SS Tasman was a Dutch steamship  for Koninklijke Paketvaart-Maatschappij (KPM) which served the Java?South Africa route, departing Durban 6/6 and arriving Mauritius 14/6.Plain cover typed 'Via London and Cape' correctly rated 1/- per 1/2oz (Proud p356). Early flights from GB to Mauritius are scarce. This may not be the very first, but it is the earliest we have seen in the last 20 years. Francis Field authentication hs verso.