Detail: Lot 387

Lot No: 387
Date: 1935, Mar 7
Est. price: £75.00
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 flight, Penang to London by Imperial Airways westbound service # IW319 which left 10/3 on Astraea to Karachi arriving one day late, then to Alexandria on Hanno arriving two days late, Satyrus to Brindisi two days late, and arriving at Croydon 20/3 two days late aboard Heracles. Printed commercial cover correctly rated 25c (w.e.f 13/11/1934), fine strike 'By Imperial Airways' hs front and verso, see scan. Because of the 2 day delay, by the time this service reached the Mediterranean the Greek rebellion was over and this service had resumed the normal routing via Athens instead of diverting via Malta. See Wingent p139. Nice item

Bid:
(Interruptions and Accidents) Interrupted flight, Penang to London by Imperial Airways westbound service # IW319 which left 10/3 on Astraea to Karachi arriving one day late,  then to Alexandria on Hanno arriving two days late, Satyrus to Brindisi two days late, and arriving  at Croydon 20/3 two days late aboard Heracles. Printed commercial cover correctly rated 25c (w.e.f 13/11/1934), fine strike 'By Imperial Airways' hs front and verso, see scan. Because of the 2 day delay, by the time this service reached the Mediterranean the Greek rebellion was over and this service had resumed the normal routing via Athens instead of diverting via Malta. See Wingent p139. Nice item
(Interruptions and Accidents) Interrupted flight, Penang to London by Imperial Airways westbound service # IW319 which left 10/3 on Astraea to Karachi arriving one day late,  then to Alexandria on Hanno arriving two days late, Satyrus to Brindisi two days late, and arriving  at Croydon 20/3 two days late aboard Heracles. Printed commercial cover correctly rated 25c (w.e.f 13/11/1934), fine strike 'By Imperial Airways' hs front and verso, see scan. Because of the 2 day delay, by the time this service reached the Mediterranean the Greek rebellion was over and this service had resumed the normal routing via Athens instead of diverting via Malta. See Wingent p139. Nice item