Category: CEYLON - Postal History
Airmail covers 1929-60 mostly commercial but the earlies are philatelic: Part One to GB including 1929 (June 23) First Acceptance x2, 1931 per little used Delhi-Karachi Extension & First Acceptance to Kenya (only 6 carried), 1935 inwards "City of Khartoum" crash with the "ambulance" cover & roneo'd label, 1936 "Scipio" crash x2 (one with cachet unrecorded by Nierinck), 1937 "Cygnus" crash, good range of frankings including lots of Jubilees & a part-parcel tag with KGV 50r!! and rates including 1936 20c & 1937 25c postcard rates, 1946 & 1949 parcel tags at 3r60c & 8r80c - including a 5r - rates, etc; Part Two to Europe including 1933 to Trieste, 1935 triple-rate to Sweden with 1927 2r, 1937 to Switzerland with 'BY AIR TO MARSEILLES' jusqu'a h/s, 1937 to Austria delivered by Vienna's Pneumatic Post!, 1939 underpaid to Switzerland with Postage Dues, 1946 to Hungary x2, 1947 from Swiss Consulate at 1r80c triple-rate, etc; Part Three to Other Destinations including 1922 flown within the USA (apparently commercial), 1931 to Java (philatelic; only 14 carried), 1932 underpaid to Java with Postage Dues, 1934 registered to New Zealand with 'MBI' perfins, 1937 linen parcel tag to New Zealand at 3r72c rate, 1937 underpaid to Newfoundland, 1939 to USA with '...has taken the liberty of forwarding this letter to you BY AIR...' label on the reverse, 1947 5r20c double-rate to USA with KGVI 5r, 1947 paquebot usage of Australian aerogramme back to Australia, etc; also a few inwards including 1948 from Aden & 1946 from Sarawak; generally fine to very fine.
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Postal History , CEYLON , OMNIBUS ISSUES , royalty , unusual origins or destinations , Flight Covers , Flight Covers Commercial