|Lot No: 246|
Date: 1934, Aug 9
Est. price: £40.00
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: Iraq to England delayed flight, blue/grey printed 'Air Mail/Baghdad-London' air cover, franked 23fls tied by scarce Baghdad Cantonment cds. Departed one day late from Baghdad 10/8 due to change of aircraft at Kuwait (reason unknown, see Wingent p121) on IMPERIAL AIRWAYS WESTBOUND SERVICE IW279 arriving Alex 11/8 on Satyrus, Brindisi 11/8 on Scipio, and Croydon 13/8 on Heracles. Fine large red/white/blue 'Europe, India,Africa' vignette verso, see scan.