|Lot No: 204|
Date: 1940, Feb 3
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Interruptions and Accidents
Covers with flight, route, and postage details (ex Proud archives) supplemented with data from Wingent's monographs on IAW Aircraft Movements 1927-1939.Description: DAELAYED FLIGHT, censored early WWII registered (label) cover sealed SA censor tape, South Africa to Switzerland, JOHANNESBURG to CT. THURGAU, by Imperial Airways Durban-Southampton Service flight # DN250 leaving Durban 12/2 to Alexandria 16/2 by Caledonia, and by Clyde to Brindisi 17/2, on by train via Chiasso to Thurgau, bs 19/2. Franked 1/3 for air rate, but ?POSTED OUT OF COURSE?(handstamp) so taxed 65cts. The service was 9 days late departing from Durban likely NO AIRCRAFT AVAILABLE - ALL WEATHERBOUMD IN UK AND EUROPE ( Wingent, pers comm.). Nice item - scarce and interesting..