Detail: Lot 255

Lot No: 255
Date: 1927, Feb 15
Est. price: £70.00
Category: Kenya

Description: First East African Experimental Air Mail Service, Capt. TA Gladstone, first return mail from Nairobi 10/2, addressed to London, carried on the return flight from Kisumu to Khartoum, then by RAF from Khartoum to Cairo, 20 Feb partial transit cds verso, then by Imperial AW to London, franked Kenya and Uganda 70c canc Nairobi cds, red circular "Kenya-Sudan/ 1st/Air Mail/Fe 15/27" cachet (see illustration p86 Newall). Plain cover with black/pale green etiquette rated 'a great rarity' by Mair.

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(Kenya) First East African Experimental Air Mail Service, Capt. TA Gladstone, first return mail from Nairobi 10/2, addressed to London, carried on the return flight from Kisumu to Khartoum, then by RAF from Khartoum to Cairo, 20 Feb partial transit cds verso, then by Imperial AW to London, franked  Kenya and Uganda 70c canc Nairobi cds, red circular "Kenya-Sudan/ 1st/Air Mail/Fe 15/27" cachet (see illustration p86 Newall). Plain cover with black/pale green etiquette rated 'a great rarity' by Mair.
(Kenya) First East African Experimental Air Mail Service, Capt. TA Gladstone, first return mail from Nairobi 10/2, addressed to London, carried on the return flight from Kisumu to Khartoum, then by RAF from Khartoum to Cairo, 20 Feb partial transit cds verso, then by Imperial AW to London, franked  Kenya and Uganda 70c canc Nairobi cds, red circular "Kenya-Sudan/ 1st/Air Mail/Fe 15/27" cachet (see illustration p86 Newall). Plain cover with black/pale green etiquette rated 'a great rarity' by Mair.