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Lot No. 1310

Auction No. 27
Category Airmails - Australia
    Airmails
Est. $75
Status Auction Pending

 

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1932 (19th Jan) Cape Town to Sydney via Imperial Airways first flight Cape Town to Cairo, Cairo-Karachi-Perth-Adelaide-Melbourne-Sydney. Franked with South Africa 1935 1d & 3d Airmail, 1½d KGV tete-beche pair & 3d, 1927 4d Air & 1d van Riebeeck ship pair, the cover left Cape Town 26/1/32 with franking having been registered at King William Town on 19/1/32. B/s's indicate arrival Cairo 12/2/32, Perth 8/3/32, Melbourne 10/3/32 & Sydney 11/3/32 where 6d brown Kingsford Smith & 1½d WA Cent were affixed & tied by Central Concord cds to pay Australian leg of airmail fees. Mild corner creases at right, but remarkable cover with obvious delays en route, having left on first flight to London with a wait in Cairo. Some wear but full of character.

 

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