|Lot No: 282|
Date: 1938, May 2
Est. price: £50.00
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: Madagascar to France, MUTSAMUDU TO PARIS, carried by train, postal van and river barge to the Madagascar port of Majunga bs 5/5 cds via Fomboni 2/5 transit cds, then by a Messageries Maritimes paquebot ' to Dar es Salaam where transferred to the IMPERIAL AIRWAYS AFRICA NORTHBOUND FLYING BOAT SERVICE likely DN91 which left Dar es Salaam 13/5 , flown all the way on 'Capella' arriving Marseille one day late on 18/5. Orange border Air France cover FRANKED 65c ordinary and 2F air surcharge. Great aerophilatelic item, scarce origin, likely road,rail, river, sea and air journey.