South Africa 1925 Alan Cobham Survey Flight Vermilion, Egypt


SA: 1925 ALAN J COBHAM IMPERIAL AIRWAYS SURVEY FLIGHT: Special flight card prepared for carriage on this landmark London-Cape flight. Written by Cobham to his wife in Hampstead, the personally signed message reads: "Off to Assuan in the morning..." On message side the PERFORATED VERMILION SPECIAL FLIGHT VIGNETTE LABEL (light soils). Cobham departed Croydon aerodrome on 16th November 1925 and arrived Cape Town 17th February 1926. These cards were posted from the various stops along the route, this example mailed from Luxor, Egypt (pair 4m adhesive cancelled Winter Palace cds 18 DEC). F-VF, rare. Ex Franklin D Roosevelt. See additional image.
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