Detail: Lot 591

Lot No: 591
Date: 1932, Jan 27
Est. price: £25.00
Category: South Africa

Description: Interrupted flight, F/F Cape Town to Khartoum, bs 10/2, carried on the first Imperial Airways regular service from Cape Town to London, blue/orange/cream scarcer Robertson souvenir cover franked 8d. The flight was interrupted twice. First the City of Basra was damaged at take of at Salisbury and mail transferred to the City of Delhi which, in turn, had to make an emergency landing due to bad weather near Broken Hill, when mail was transferred once more, this time to the City of Baghdad on Feb 6th, ref Ni 320129 and 320129B. 18 flown to Khartoum

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(South Africa) Interrupted flight, F/F Cape Town to Khartoum, bs 10/2, carried on the first Imperial Airways regular service from Cape Town to London, blue/orange/cream scarcer Robertson souvenir cover franked 8d. The flight was interrupted twice. First the City of Basra was damaged at take of at Salisbury and mail transferred to the City of Delhi which, in turn, had to make an emergency landing due to bad weather near Broken Hill,  when mail was transferred once more, this time to the City of Baghdad on Feb 6th, ref Ni 320129 and 320129B. 18 flown to Khartoum
(South Africa) Interrupted flight, F/F Cape Town to Khartoum, bs 10/2, carried on the first Imperial Airways regular service from Cape Town to London, blue/orange/cream scarcer Robertson souvenir cover franked 8d. The flight was interrupted twice. First the City of Basra was damaged at take of at Salisbury and mail transferred to the City of Delhi which, in turn, had to make an emergency landing due to bad weather near Broken Hill,  when mail was transferred once more, this time to the City of Baghdad on Feb 6th, ref Ni 320129 and 320129B. 18 flown to Khartoum