Lot 59 : General - Imperial Airways

£71.20
Lot 59 : General - Imperial Airways
General - Imperial Airways : CAPE TOWN-LONDON 1ST REGULAR RETURN SERVICE Mpika-London, 2d x 2 & 6d of N Rhodeisa, tied with Mpika 28 Jan 32 cds cancels. On map of Africa illust cover. 'By Imperial Airways First Flight Mpika to London' cachet. Addressed to Leicester. GV ½d tied with Ibstock 17 Feb 32 receiving. Due to be carried on the first Northbound flight AN47 but this was delayed due to emergency landing in a swamp near Broken Hill. A 'Special Flight' was arranged with the City of Baghdad taking mail on the 2 Feb North, Broken Hill, Mpika, Mbeya, Dodoma, Moshi & Nairobi. All mail on this special flight received Nairobi 3 Feb 32 cancels (Except mail destined for UK). No markings on the reverse. Very scarce display quality cover.