|Lot No: 392|
Date: 1933, Jul 8
Est. price: £85.00
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: A scarce double first flight commercial cover India to Kenya, CALCUTTA TO NAIROBI, on the Imperial Airways first westbound service after the extension of the route from Karachi to Calcutta (IW223). Carried on Arethusa to Karachi 12/7, then on Hanno to Cairo 14/7 (* Jul 33 cds). Transferred to IAW Africa southbound service AS124 for carriage, on Horsa, to Nairobi bs 18/7 . From Cairo service AS124 carried mail for Africa flown by the first Calcutta-Karachi extension of the Indian route. Plain cover postmarked Calcutta 8/7, bs's Cairo and Nairobi cds's, and black framed 'Calcutta-Karachi/First Airmail/11 Jly 33' cachet, RATED 1anna 3p x4 + 1/2anna.