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Lot No. 1427

Auction No. 27
Category World Airmails
    Airmails
Est. $180
Status Auction Pending

 

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India 1911 (18th Feb) World's first airmail cover from Allahabad to Bombay. Tucks "The Voisin Biplane" colour postcard bearing 1a for the British Empire surface rate. Tied by "FIRST AERIAL POST 1911 U. P. EXHIBITION ALLAHABAD" plane illust cachet in magenta. Allahabad neighbouring cds dated 18 FE 11 & Bombay 20 FE 11 arrival. This is the earliest powered flight airmail. Some wear & corner crease but remarkably good cond & a rare survivor.

 

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