|Lot No: 256|
Date: 1935, Jun 4
Est. price: £250.00
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: RARE Imperial Airways and/Athens-Warsaw three airline cover, Egypt to Romania, CAIRO to BUCHAREST, bs 4/6, carried first on IAW northbound service AN 242 by Hannibal to Alexandria then by Satyrus to Athens, bs 4/6; then ? inaugural TRANSFER to airline SHCA (Sociיtי Hellenique des Communications Aיriennes) for carriage to Salonica, then TRANSFERRED again to the Polish airline LOT for carriage to Bucharest, arriving 5/6. Anhoury corner cover, franked 42 mls Egyptain stamps, canc 'Cairo/....ovement Etranger/3 Jun 35' cds, fine strike red framed 'First Flight/June 4th 1935/ by/Imperial Airways and/Athens-Warsaw Air Line/Egypt-Bulgaria-Roumania & Poland'. Returned, arriving Cairo 20/6. Unlisted and not seen by us before!.