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1929 Iriah acceptance FFC London to Karachi

1929

Irish acceptance for Imperial Airways First Official Air Mail from England to Karachi, India on 31 March 1929.

Cancelled Dublin (Baile Átha Cliath) '28 MR 29' and backstamped Karachi '6 APR 29' on delivery.

Specially prepared Imperial Airways envelope posted in Dublin, Ireland and franked with three colour franking of Irish overprint adhesives, 1/2d, 1 1/2d and 6d.

This was an extension of the original London to Cairo route that had been pioneered just three years before.

Interim stops were: Paris, Basle, Genoa, Rome, Naples, Athens, Crete, Alexandria, Gaza, Baghdad, Basra, Bushire, Lingeh, Djask and Gwadar.

1931

German acceptance for Imperial Airways First Officail Air Mail from England to South Africa.

1932

Irish acceptance for Imperial Airways First Official Air Mail from England to India on 1 October 1932.

Cancelled in Dublin '26 IX 32'.

Special illustrated red cachet posted in Dublin, Ireland and franked with four colour franking, 1/2d, 2d, 3d and 6d making 1/2 1/2d for a registered airmail printed matter rate.

Newall 32.23b2.

This was an extension of the original London to Cairo route that had been pioneered just three years before.

1933

German acceptance for Imperial Airways First Officail Air Mail from England to South Africa.

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