Lot 132 : General - Imperial Airways

£60.00
Lot 132 : General - Imperial Airways
General - Imperial Airways : CAPE TOWN-LONDON 1ST REGULAR RETURN SERVICE Mbeya-London, 15c & 50c of Tanganyika, tied with Mbeya 28 Jan 32 cds cancel. On Springbok illust cover. Typed bottom left Mbeya-London. Addressed to Huddersfield. 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).On the reverse Skelmanthorpe 17 Feb 32 receiving. Very scarce.