Lot 144 : General - Imperial Airways

£48.00
Lot 144 : General - Imperial Airways
General - Imperial Airways : CAPE TOWN-LONDON 1ST REGULAR RETURN SERVICE Mpika-Mbeya, 6d of N Rhodeisa, tied with Mpika 28 Jan 32 cds cancel. On Springbok illust cover. Typed bottom left "Mpika-Mbeya". Addressed to Mbeya. 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 Mbeya 3 Feb 32 receiving & Daressalaam 17 Feb 32 re-direct. Very scarce only travelled one stage of this flight. Cover has been opened on 3 sides.