SOUTH AFRICA 1934 SG40, 43d Cover Pilot signed first flight cover
Stock Code: P190006297
1934 (7 Mar) 'Wyndham' airmail cover from Durban to Blantyre, franked at 5d by 1929 Air 4d green and 1930-44 1d black and carmine, tied by individual very fine strikes of the special 'ROYAL TOUR H.R.H. PRINCE GEORGE / SOUTH AFRICA' bilingual oval ds used by the Post Office attached to the Royal Tour Train, with Blantyre arrival backstamp (9 MAR 34). Flown on the Union Airways Ltd service from Durban to Germiston, then by Imperial Airways Ltd to Salisbury, and finally on the Rhodesia & Nyasaland Airways FIRST FLIGHT from Salisbury to Blantyre, with 'FIRST OFFICIAL AIR MAIL.' and 'S.RHODESIA / NYASALAND' handstamps (the first in violet) at lower left. SIGNED by each of the three pilots (G.W. Bellin - Durban to Germiston; Capt E.H. Attwood - Germiston to Salisbury; Capt M.H. Phillips - Salisbury to Blantyre) and very scarce thus. Minor toning, still an exceptional cover.
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