Detail: Lot 427

Lot No: 427
Date: 1934, Mar 8
Est. price: £185.00
Category: South Africa

Description: The Visit of HRH Prince George to Southern Africa, first acceptance of mail from South Africa via the Royal Train for the RANA F/F from Southern Rhodesia to Nyasaland, bs Limbe 9/3, via Blantyre 9/3 registered (hs) cover franked 9d South Africa stamps, canc fine strikes black oval crown over bilingual 'Royal Tour HRH Prince George/6-II 34/South Africa" postmarks, blue/black airmail etiquette, and violet two line "All The Way/First Official Air Mail" and black two line "S.Rhodesia/Nyasaland" cachets. The flight was not announced outside Nyasaland and S. Rhodesia and even then only seven days notice was given. "The most desirable covers are those posted on Prince George's Royal Train while it was in Basutoland and in the Union". See South African Air Mails, Morton D.G., 2005, p25. A scarce item in fine condition.

Bid:
(South Africa) The Visit of HRH Prince George to Southern Africa, first acceptance of mail from South Africa via the Royal Train for the RANA F/F from Southern Rhodesia to Nyasaland, bs Limbe 9/3, via Blantyre 9/3 registered (hs) cover franked  9d South Africa stamps, canc  fine strikes black oval crown over bilingual 'Royal Tour HRH Prince George/6-II 34/South Africa" postmarks, blue/black airmail etiquette, and violet two line "All The Way/First Official Air Mail" and black two line "S.Rhodesia/Nyasaland" cachets. The flight was not announced outside Nyasaland and S. Rhodesia and even then only seven days notice was given. "The most desirable covers are those posted on Prince George's Royal Train while it was in Basutoland and in the Union". See South African Air Mails, Morton D.G., 2005, p25.  A scarce item in fine condition.
(South Africa) The Visit of HRH Prince George to Southern Africa, first acceptance of mail from South Africa via the Royal Train for the RANA F/F from Southern Rhodesia to Nyasaland, bs Limbe 9/3, via Blantyre 9/3 registered (hs) cover franked  9d South Africa stamps, canc  fine strikes black oval crown over bilingual 'Royal Tour HRH Prince George/6-II 34/South Africa" postmarks, blue/black airmail etiquette, and violet two line "All The Way/First Official Air Mail" and black two line "S.Rhodesia/Nyasaland" cachets. The flight was not announced outside Nyasaland and S. Rhodesia and even then only seven days notice was given. "The most desirable covers are those posted on Prince George's Royal Train while it was in Basutoland and in the Union". See South African Air Mails, Morton D.G., 2005, p25.  A scarce item in fine condition.