|Lot No: 247|
Date: 1932, Aug 8
Est. price: £85.00
Category: Scarce and Unusual Routings
Covers with flight, route, and postage details (ex Proud archives) supplemented with data from Wingent's monographs on IAW Aircraft Movements 1927-1939.Description: A SIGNIFICANT ITEM, London to Zanzibar, bs 18/8, via Nairobi 17/8, PC correctly rated 3d, flown on IAW southbound service AS#76, by flying boat Scipio from Brindisi to W.Halfa, C.Arundel to Khartoum, and C.Stonehaven to Nairobi. This service carried the first dispatch of postcards from GB at reduced air mail rate AND the first mail to connect with Wilson Airways first Nairobi-Dar Coastal Feeder Service. See Movements of Aircraft on Imperial Airways African Route 1931-1939, P Wingent, p28, pub 1991. Francis Field authentication hs verso. Great item for the exhibit.