Lot 136 : General - Imperial Airways

£60.00
Lot 136 : General - Imperial Airways
General - Imperial Airways : CAPE TOWN-LONDON 1ST REGULAR RETURN SERVICE Moshi-Athens, 5c 20c & 50c of Tanganyika, tied with Moshi 28 Jan 32 cds cancels. On Springbok illust cover. Two different Greek Air Mail cachets. Addressed Athens. 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 Nairobi 3 Feb 32 transit & Athens 13 Feb 32 receiving. Very scarce.