Early airmail postcard, 1919.

Early airmail postcard, 1919.
2 9 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Description

Card addressed to Mrs M Beech in London, signed by Rear-Admiral Mark Kerr, one of the aviators on the Handley Page trans-Atlantic attempt. 'The machine left Harbour Grace [Newfoundland, Canada] on June 15, but developed engine trouble and the flight was abandoned early in July. The oval cachet is rare, being applied to only a portion of the mail.'

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10452053

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