SOUTH AFRICA 1934 SG5a, 26, O12 Cover first flight cover to Blantyre
Stock Code: P190006298
1934 (6 Mar) 'Davidson' airmail postcard from Durban to Blantyre, franked at 4½d by 1913-24 1½d tete-beche pair, 1925 Air 1d, and 1930-47 Official ½d, tied together by two fine to 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 and Limbe backstamps, dated '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 right. Slight toning, still attractive and scarce.
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