|Lot No: 75|
Date: 1934, Dec 12
Description: First acceptance of mail for Madagascar, Sydney to Quelimane, via Cairo 22/12 and Ambulancia/Beira-Umtali/27/12, carried on the first regular Imperial Airways/Qantas Australia-England service to Broken Hill, then by La Service de la Navigation Aerienne de Madagascar to Quelimane, souvenir blue/light grey 'Kangaroo' company cover, franked 1/6d x2 and 2d, canc 'Sydney/12 Dec/Air Mail' cds. Carried from Cairo to Broken Hill on IAW flight ASS 199, This service carried mail for Africa flown on Imperial Airways first return Brisbane-Singapore extension of the Eastern route. See Wingent p65. Only 463 items were flown from Australia to all points other than London, viz to the Far East, Middle East, the Med, Europe and Africa.