|Lot No: 389|
Date: 1937, Mar 23
Est. price: £40.00
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: Penang to London by Imperial Airways westbound service # IW534 which left on Atlanta 28/3 for Karachi , then 31/3 to Alexandria on Horsa. Left Alexandria 4/4, one day late DUE TO STRIKE OF LOCAL IMPERIAL AIRWAYS' WIRELESS OPERATORS (see Wingent p4). Onward by Centaurus arriving one day late at Southampton 5/4. Plain cover correctly rated 25c (w.e.f 13/11/1934), canc Penang cds, closed flap tear, see scan.. A most uncommon cause of delay, and very difficult to find.