|Lot No: 377|
Date: 1933, Apr 12
Est. price: £40.00
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: Germany to Tanganyika, HAMBURG TO DAR ES SALAAM bs 20/4 via Vienna bs 13/4, carried by Lufthansa to Athens where transferred to IMPERIAL AIRWAYS AFRICA service AS111 arriving Alexandria bs 15/4 on 'Scipio', and Nairobi 19/4 on 'Hadrian' where transferred to Wilson Airways arriving Dar es Salaam bs 20/4.Commercial corner etiquette cover typed 'By Airmail via Kairo' , ms '10g', FRANKED 65pf UPU rate plus 40pf air fee. First southbound African service by 'Amalthea', and the first to be operated by an AW XV from Kisumu, ref Wingent p40. Good routing, fine transit date stamps, ex Proud.