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Lot# 778 - Auction 227-233

  • Lot# : 778 France

    Survey Flight to Madagascar 1926: Cover flown on Survey Flight by Seaplane carried by, and signed by the Pilot Guibault, with Pasteur 1 fr. 50 c. blue tied on despatch by Berre cds (Oct 11) and circular 'Aviation Maritime / Berre' anchor cachet at left. Framed cachet VOYAGE AÉRIEN / FRANCE-MADAGASCAR in violet at top and the complete route under-taken shown by individual datestamps of Tangier, Casablanca, Las Palmas / Canarias (16/10), Port Etienne, St. Louis / Senegal, Bamako, Segou, Gao / Soudan Français (Oct 29), Gaya, Lokoja / Nigeria (Nov 4) - where the Seaplane broke down. The flight continued in January 1927 and reverse struck with Lokoja cds (Jan 19), Fort Archambault, Bangui, Lisala Kindu, Albertville (Feb 1), Mwanza, Jinja, Malakal, Dongola from where Guilbault turned North again with further transits of 'Winter Palace / Luqsor', Alexandria, Beyrouth, Fethie, Constantinople, Argostolian, Malta and 'Saint Raphael / Var' eventual arrival cds (March 7). An astonishing cover with 27 different cancels and extremely rare with just 7 items flown. Muller 162.
    Starting bid : 1,200 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,600 CHF