Detail: Lot 508

Lot No: 508
Date: 1938, Aug 2
Est. price: £35.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: First mail from New Zealand to Tanganyika dispatched under Stage 3 of the Empire Air Mail Scheme and first thrice weekly service from Australia, Temuka to Lindi, red/white/blue 'Flag' souvenir cover franked 1 1/2d canc Temuka 2 Au 38 cds. Departed from NZ by sea on 4 Aug aboard the SS Waganella to Sydney from where it departed on 9 Aug in flying boat Coriolanus connecting at Alexandria with the England -South Africa service and at Mombassa with Wilson Airways to destination. Although 26 July was the official start of Stage 3 EAMS, acceptances from New Zealand were held back for the flight that left on 9 August to ensure that the first EAMS mail did not overtake the last sea-mail service.

Bid:
(New Zealand) First mail from New Zealand to Tanganyika dispatched under Stage 3 of the Empire Air Mail Scheme and first thrice weekly service from Australia, Temuka to Lindi, red/white/blue 'Flag' souvenir cover  franked 1 1/2d canc Temuka 2 Au 38 cds. Departed from NZ by sea on 4 Aug aboard the SS Waganella to Sydney from where it departed on 9 Aug in flying boat Coriolanus connecting at Alexandria with the England -South Africa service and at Mombassa with Wilson Airways to destination. Although 26 July was the official start of Stage 3 EAMS, acceptances from New Zealand were held back for the flight that left on 9 August to ensure that the first EAMS mail did not overtake the last sea-mail service.
(New Zealand) First mail from New Zealand to Tanganyika dispatched under Stage 3 of the Empire Air Mail Scheme and first thrice weekly service from Australia, Temuka to Lindi, red/white/blue 'Flag' souvenir cover  franked 1 1/2d canc Temuka 2 Au 38 cds. Departed from NZ by sea on 4 Aug aboard the SS Waganella to Sydney from where it departed on 9 Aug in flying boat Coriolanus connecting at Alexandria with the England -South Africa service and at Mombassa with Wilson Airways to destination. Although 26 July was the official start of Stage 3 EAMS, acceptances from New Zealand were held back for the flight that left on 9 August to ensure that the first EAMS mail did not overtake the last sea-mail service.