Detail: Lot 280

Lot No: 280
Date: 1937, May 22
Est. price: £60.00
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: GB to Uganda, LONDON to NJORO, KENYA, Imperial Airways 'Castor' collided with the yacht 'Neptune' 22/5 while taxiing from her mooring. Mail transferred to 'Cygnus' and carried on Imperial Airways Africa southbound service AS 450 to Alexandria where transferred to 'Courtier' to Nairobi 27/5 and on by surface to NJoro b/s 31/5, via Nakuru 31/5. This was the 1,000th Empire service, and the first southbound service by both 'Cygnus' and 'Courtier'. Plain cover franked 6d. Interesting item.

Bid:
(Interruptions and Accidents) GB to Uganda, LONDON to NJORO, KENYA, Imperial Airways 'Castor' collided with the yacht 'Neptune' 22/5 while taxiing from her mooring. Mail transferred to 'Cygnus' and carried on Imperial Airways Africa southbound service AS 450 to Alexandria where transferred to 'Courtier' to Nairobi 27/5 and on by surface to NJoro b/s 31/5, via Nakuru 31/5. This was the 1,000th Empire service, and the first southbound service by both 'Cygnus' and 'Courtier'. Plain cover franked 6d. Interesting item.
(Interruptions and Accidents) GB to Uganda, LONDON to NJORO, KENYA, Imperial Airways 'Castor' collided with the yacht 'Neptune' 22/5 while taxiing from her mooring. Mail transferred to 'Cygnus' and carried on Imperial Airways Africa southbound service AS 450 to Alexandria where transferred to 'Courtier' to Nairobi 27/5 and on by surface to NJoro b/s 31/5, via Nakuru 31/5. This was the 1,000th Empire service, and the first southbound service by both 'Cygnus' and 'Courtier'. Plain cover franked 6d. Interesting item.