Lot 74 : General - Imperial Airways

£53.60
Lot 74 : General - Imperial Airways
General - Imperial Airways : CAPE TOWN-LONDON 1ST REGULAR RETURN SERVICE Mpika-London, 1d 3d & 6d of N Rhodeisa, tied with Mpika 28 Jan 32 cds cancels. (Stamps positioned at bottom) On Springbok illust cover. By Imperial Airways First Flight Mpika to London cachet. Addressed to Oxford. 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 clean cover.