|Lot No: 291|
Date: 1939, Jan 21
Est. price: £75.00
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, BETROKA TO MULHOUSE, bs 1/2. Imprint etiquette cover slightly over franked 13F 90c (correct rate 13F50 - 1.50F ordinary up to 20gm + 4x3F per 5gm air), fine strikes of SCARCE UNDATED boxed 'BM' hs's indicating posting in a BOX on a PO lorry and carriage by road to Tananarive where it was transferred to the SERVICE DE LA AERONAUTIQUE CIDILE and flown all the way by air to Paris bs 25/1. In 1936 "sections d?aviation populaire" (SAP), were created by the Popular Front to popularize flight training for young people with the aim of training more crew for French military aviation. Uncommon origin, scarce postal marks and good routing. A nice item.