Detail: Lot 235

Lot No: 235
Date: 1941, Sep 18
Est. price: £30.00
Category: French Cameroons

Description: Free French Africa in World War II, dual censored cover from Maiganga to Malvern UK, franked 2f 50 ordinary + 7f 25 airmail surcharge, via Lagos 25/9/41, sealed Free French and Nigeria censor tapes, the latter tied by nice strike of red hexagonal ‘Passed by Censor 11 Nigeria’ censor mark, also Free French 'Censor Yaounde' censor mark. Uncommon origin, Maiganga is 96 miles southeast of Fort Lamy and Yaounde is 600 miles from Lagos. Likely Sabena from Leopoldville to Lagos, then BOAC or sea to UK. Between August 1940 and the summer of 1943 , the heart of Free France was located, not in London, but in Chad, Cameroon, or Oubangui-Chari (modern-day Central African Republic).

Bid:
(French Cameroons) Free French Africa in World War II, dual censored cover from Maiganga to Malvern UK, franked 2f 50 ordinary + 7f 25 airmail surcharge, via Lagos 25/9/41, sealed Free French and Nigeria censor tapes, the latter tied by nice strike of red hexagonal ‘Passed by Censor 11 Nigeria’ censor mark, also Free French 'Censor Yaounde' censor mark. Uncommon origin, Maiganga is 96 miles southeast of Fort Lamy and Yaounde is 600 miles from Lagos. Likely Sabena from Leopoldville to Lagos, then BOAC or sea to UK. Between August 1940  and the summer of 1943 , the heart of Free France was located, not in London, but in Chad, Cameroon, or Oubangui-Chari (modern-day Central African Republic).