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Lot No. 977

Auction No. 34
Category World Airmails
Est. $400
Status Archived



Monaco 1914 (1st-15th April) "Le Rallye Aerien" Monte Carlo Air Rally souvenir postcard, the third such event, designed on similar lines to the car rally with each competitor required to complete a course of 677 miles. The last 125 miles being across the Mediterranean from either Marseilles or Genoa from a choice of starting points, 8 incl Brussels, London, Paris or Madrid. The ultimate winner was Roland Garros. Although the card was only flown part of the way owing to engine trouble & then completed the journey by surface mail, this is one of only 100 carried by a competitor attempting the Vienna/Monaco route & bears the official red cinderella stamp (damaged) & tied by Rallye Aerien Monaco cachet in violet. The card is in excellent cond.