South Africa 1926 RAF Pulford Cairo - Cape Survey Return, Unique

CHF2485.00

  • 1926 RAF WING COMMANDER PULFORD CAPE RETURN:
  • The unique envelope and letter being the sole recorded item of whole-route mail carried by Pulford on his return flight.
  • Letter from H Schmidt & Co, Kimberley reads "I had the pleasure of meeting the Royal Air Force here a few days ago, and Commander Pulford kindly consented to take this letter to England from Roberts Heights Pretoria... It will be a novelty...".
  • Franked SA ½d Springbucks and 1d Ship tied Kimberley cds's 28 APR;
  • GB 1½d applied on arrival for onward mailing (22 6).
  • Couple perimeter faults where opened, F-VF,
  • illustrated on page 51 of Burrell's "Par Avion": "One letter was carried".
  • An exceptional aerophilatelic showpiece for connoisseur of the pioneer flights.
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