CYPRUS 1932 SG124, 127 Cover First Flight by Imperial Airways to Iraq
Stock Code: P201000346
1932 (19 AP) registered 'Papadopoulos' printed cover to Baghdad, endorsed 'First Flight CYPRUS to India', franked by 1928 50th Anniversary 1pi black & greenish blue and 4pi deep brown, tied by individual strikes of Limassol registered oval, with perforated black/blue airmail etiquette and registration label at upper left (latter tied by additional despatch ds). Carried on the first direct Imperial Airways flight from London to India calling at Cyprus. Backstamped at Tiberius (19 AP), Baghdad (20 and 23 APR), Damascus (26 Apr) and Beyrouth (27 Apr), having been returned to sender. Minor marks still very fine and scarce. Pencil notation '60 flown' on reverse.
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