Detail: Lot 449

Lot No: 449
Date: 1938, Feb 9
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Spain Majorca

Description: Censored Spanish Civil War airmail, Palma Majorca to London, no arrival ds, commercial corner plain cover franked 1P35 (foreign letter rate 50c, air fee to Rome 75c, unemployment tax 10c), canc Palma de Mallorca cds, fine strike uncommon purple "Par Avion Jusqu'a Roma" applied in Palma, purple two line "Censura Militar/Palma de Mallorca" censor mark, typed "Por Avion Hasta Italia" instruction. Great Britain had no official postal relationship with the Nationalist (Franco) government and, hence, with Palma de Mallorca. But those in the know used the Italian Ala Littoria seaplane Cadiz-Mellila-Mallorca-Rome airmail route serving Nationalist areas of Spain.

Bid:
(Spain Majorca) Censored Spanish Civil War airmail, Palma Majorca to London, no arrival ds, commercial corner plain cover franked 1P35 (foreign letter rate 50c, air fee to Rome 75c, unemployment tax 10c), canc Palma de Mallorca cds, fine strike uncommon purple "Par Avion Jusqu'a Roma" applied in Palma, purple two line "Censura Militar/Palma de Mallorca" censor mark, typed "Por Avion Hasta Italia" instruction.  Great Britain had no official postal relationship with the Nationalist (Franco) government and, hence, with Palma de Mallorca. But those in the know used the  Italian Ala Littoria seaplane Cadiz-Mellila-Mallorca-Rome airmail route serving Nationalist areas of Spain.
(Spain Majorca) Censored Spanish Civil War airmail, Palma Majorca to London, no arrival ds, commercial corner plain cover franked 1P35 (foreign letter rate 50c, air fee to Rome 75c, unemployment tax 10c), canc Palma de Mallorca cds, fine strike uncommon purple "Par Avion Jusqu'a Roma" applied in Palma, purple two line "Censura Militar/Palma de Mallorca" censor mark, typed "Por Avion Hasta Italia" instruction.  Great Britain had no official postal relationship with the Nationalist (Franco) government and, hence, with Palma de Mallorca. But those in the know used the  Italian Ala Littoria seaplane Cadiz-Mellila-Mallorca-Rome airmail route serving Nationalist areas of Spain.