GB 1932 SG420 Cover - Amy Johnson signed cover on record flight to S. Africa
Stock Code: P190009688
1932 Aviation. Very fine flown cover from Lympne to Capetown, bearing a 1½d brown (SG420) cancelled by a Hatfield cds for NO.5.1932. With a Capetown municipal Air-Port/Wingfield arrival datestamp at left for NO.18.1932 ("18.31 hrs" added in manuscript) and endorsed at top "Carried by Mrs J. A Mollison per "The Desert Cloud" left London 14th Nov. arv Capetown 18th Nov 1932. Record flight of 4 days 6hrs, 36 mins" and signed "A Johnson" (Her maiden name) on front lower left and reverse. Upon arrival, registered locally with the addition on reverse of a South Africa 2d slate-grey & lilac (SG44) and 4d green (SG40) tied by Capetown cds's for NO.25.1932.
In November 1932 pioneering aviatrix Amy Johnson embarked on her record breaking southbound flight in "Desert Cloud" (G-ACAB de Havilland Puss Moth aircraft) beating the existing record set by her husband in the same aircraft the previous March by 10 hours. A superb and historic piece of aero-philately, very few covers flown.
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