Detail: Lot 359

Lot No: 359
Date: 1934, Feb 13
Est. price: £250.00
Category: Hawaii

Description: US Navy Trans Pacific trial flight, Air Squadron V-P8 first thirteen-hour round-trip from Pearl Harbour, Hawaii to Midway Island and return, piloted by the late Vice Admiral Clifton "Ziggy" Sprague". Airmail cover franked 8c air canc 'Fleet Air Base Pearl Harbour/Feb 13 1934', blue cachet on front with illustration of map of route between Honolulu and Midway with text, "Message carried by U.S.N. Air Squadron V-P8 from Pearl Harbour to Midway Island and return, app 2650 miles"; also an initialled 'Navy Base Clerk.Aircraft Base Clerk' hs. Scarce item in fine condition.

Bid:
(Hawaii) US Navy Trans Pacific trial flight, Air Squadron V-P8 first thirteen-hour round-trip from Pearl Harbour, Hawaii to Midway Island and return, piloted by the late Vice Admiral Clifton "Ziggy" Sprague". Airmail cover franked 8c air canc 'Fleet Air Base Pearl Harbour/Feb 13 1934', blue cachet on front with illustration of map of route between Honolulu and Midway with text, "Message carried by U.S.N. Air Squadron V-P8 from Pearl Harbour to Midway Island and return, app 2650 miles"; also an initialled 'Navy Base Clerk.Aircraft Base Clerk' hs. Scarce item in fine condition.
(Hawaii) US Navy Trans Pacific trial flight, Air Squadron V-P8 first thirteen-hour round-trip from Pearl Harbour, Hawaii to Midway Island and return, piloted by the late Vice Admiral Clifton "Ziggy" Sprague". Airmail cover franked 8c air canc 'Fleet Air Base Pearl Harbour/Feb 13 1934', blue cachet on front with illustration of map of route between Honolulu and Midway with text, "Message carried by U.S.N. Air Squadron V-P8 from Pearl Harbour to Midway Island and return, app 2650 miles"; also an initialled 'Navy Base Clerk.Aircraft Base Clerk' hs. Scarce item in fine condition.