Detail: Lot 339

Lot No: 339
Date: 1937, Mar 5
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Gold Coast

Description: Aeromaritime/Air France, F/F cover from Gold Coast to England, no arrival ds, via Sekondi bs 4/3, carried from Takoradi-Dakar on the first return of the Dakar-Cotonau service, which linked with the Air France South America-Europe service, franked 1/6d, canc Accra 3/3/37 cds, violet boxed "West Coast of Africa/ Aeromaritime/1st Voyage March 1937" cachet. Although posted in Accra the cover was uploaded into a Sikorsky S38 amphibian which landed on the sea off Takoradi breakwater, on the en route for Dakar. Sekondi is only 2 miles from Takoradi. Ex Porter, album page 32, also ex McCaig #774, and described and illustrated in West African Airmails, The McCaig and Porter Collections, Priddy, B., West Africa Study Circle, 2002. Only 7 flown on this leg.

Bid:
(Gold Coast) Aeromaritime/Air France, F/F cover from Gold Coast to England, no arrival ds, via Sekondi bs 4/3, carried from Takoradi-Dakar on the first return of the Dakar-Cotonau service, which linked with the Air France South America-Europe service, franked 1/6d, canc Accra 3/3/37 cds, violet boxed "West Coast of Africa/ Aeromaritime/1st Voyage March 1937" cachet. Although posted in Accra the cover was uploaded into a Sikorsky S38 amphibian which landed on the sea off Takoradi breakwater, on the en route for Dakar. Sekondi is only 2 miles from Takoradi.  Ex Porter, album page 32, also ex McCaig #774, and described and illustrated in West African Airmails, The McCaig and Porter Collections, Priddy, B., West Africa Study Circle, 2002. Only 7 flown on this leg.
(Gold Coast) Aeromaritime/Air France, F/F cover from Gold Coast to England, no arrival ds, via Sekondi bs 4/3, carried from Takoradi-Dakar on the first return of the Dakar-Cotonau service, which linked with the Air France South America-Europe service, franked 1/6d, canc Accra 3/3/37 cds, violet boxed "West Coast of Africa/ Aeromaritime/1st Voyage March 1937" cachet. Although posted in Accra the cover was uploaded into a Sikorsky S38 amphibian which landed on the sea off Takoradi breakwater, on the en route for Dakar. Sekondi is only 2 miles from Takoradi.  Ex Porter, album page 32, also ex McCaig #774, and described and illustrated in West African Airmails, The McCaig and Porter Collections, Priddy, B., West Africa Study Circle, 2002. Only 7 flown on this leg.