|Lot No: 386|
Date: 1929, Mar 30
Est. price: £55.00
Category: Interruptions and Accidents
Covers with flight, route, and postage details (ex Proud archives) supplemented with data from Wingent's monographs on IAW Aircraft Movements 1927-1939.Description: Interrupted FIRST FLIGHT flight, GB to India, LONDON TO BOMBAY bs 9/4 via Karachi. Carried by Imperial Airways Africa eastbound IE1. Cover posted London 30/3/29 on C.Glasgow, departed Genoa 31/3 on C. Athens and Alexandria 3/4 on C.Jerusalem, departed Baghdad 4/4 but was forced to return by a sandstorm, departed Baghdad again one day late but made up time arriving Karachi 6/4 only 2 hours late, see Wingent, Aircraft Movements n Imperial Airways Eastern Route, 1927-37. Airmail etiquette cover RATED 7 1/2d.