Private First Day Cover India 1948 Air India International Flight To London 8th June, 1948

Private First Day Cover India 1948 Air India International Flight To London 8th June, 1948

Bombay London Inaugural Flight

Date Of Cancellation:-08-06-1948.

private Cover 1948

Proof in Black Colour Cancellation Of Special “First Aerial Post” Post Mark, Autographed By Capt. Wyndham (Founder of the First Aerial Post)

Proof in Black Colour Cancellation  Of Special “First Aerial Post”  Post Mark, Autographed By Capt. Wyndham (Founder of the First Aerial Post)

India First Aerial Post 1911 1/4 anna Brown King Edward VII Postal Card to Allahabad cancelled by Black color cancellation, “First Aerial Post /1911/U.P.Exhibition, Allahabad” cachet with Allahabad 18.2.11. cds signed on the reverse by founder of the First Aerial Post – Autographed

The honour of having the first aeroplane mail service was obtained by India, where Capt. Windham, having obtained the necessary permission from the Director-General of Post Offices in India, has inaugurated an aerial post between the Allahabad Exhibition and the receiving office at Allahabad.

This is the proof in Black color cancellation of the 1911 First Aerial Post. 

The post-mark represents an aeroplane flying over a range of mountains and bears the inscription “First Aerial Post: U.P. Exhibition,  Allahabad , 1911.” The explanation of this postmark is that the Indian Postal Authority granted permission to Captain Windham to establish an aerial post in connection with the united provinces exhibition at Allahabad, for the purpose of demonstrating the possibilities of an aerial service for the use of a troubled town.

Only 6 were made by Capt. Wyndham (Founder of the First Aerial Post) and given as gifts to dignitaries. He has signed the back of the KEVII postcard.
Only 6 known! Extremely rare item.
Available for sale
Black Colour Cancellation
First aerial Post
KEVII Quarter Anna 1911

First Aerial Post 1911 Cover sent by the great C.D. Desai

First Aerial Post 1911 Cover sent by Great Mr C. D. Desai

Post Card depicts The Great Emambara & Mosque, Lucknow

Architect Kifayat-ullah designed this imambara in 1784 for Nawab Asaf-ud-Daula of Awadh (r.1775-1797). Imambaras were built as place to celebrate Muharram, which commemorated the three imams Ali, Hasan, and Hussein. The Great Imambara has one of the largest vaulted halls in the world, 49.6 m long and 14.9 m high. The mosque is located on the west side of the imambara.

Mr C D Desai was a philatelist. He made many discoveries among the 1854 lithographed stamps of India and formed an outstanding collection of these classic issues with the assistance of Jal Cooper.f Desai’s collection included many items of extreme rarity. It featured the unique unused block  of 14 of the white Scinde Dawk stamp.[1] His collection included the finest known example of the famous 1854Head Inverted For Anna Stamp, cut square and on cover, as well as a second cut square example of this rarity.

 

Desai -Allahabad First Aerial Post

Flight Covers – Set of Six Covers Tata Air Lines Bombay – Calcutta (Via Nagpur)

Set of Six Covers Tata Air Lines Bombay – Calcutta (Via Nagpur)

01.04.1946 & 02.04.1946.

First Regular Commercial Flight

1911, February 18:- First commercial flight from Allahabad to Naini made by a French pilot Monseigneur Piguet covering a distance of about 10 km carrying 6500 mails on a Humber biplane. This is considered to be the world’s first airmail service and beginning of civil aviation in India.

J. R. D. Tata founded Tata Airlines in 1932 as a division of Tata Sons Ltd. (now Tata Group).

After World War II, regular commercial service in India went back to normal, Tata Airlines changing its name to Air India and becoming a public limited company on the 29th of July 1946.

1946:- Air India came into being when Tata airlines changed its name to Air India.

On the 8th of June 1948, Air India introduced a regular service from Bombay to London, and two years later, Air India started regular flights to Nairobi.

Contributed By:- Mr Nikhil Ahuja, Porbandar

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Flight Covers Tata Air Lines

Flight Covers Tata Air Lines

Flight Covers Tata Air Lines

Flight Covers Tata Air Lines

Flight Covers Tata Air Lines

Flight Covers Tata Air Lines

Postal History – India 30 -1-1949 Inauguration of Inland Night Airmail

Postal History – India 30 -1-1949 Inauguration of Inland Night Airmail

With the growing demands of the Indian commercial sector for better mail service,the then Civil Aviation Minister Mr. Rafi Ahmed Kidwai inaugurated the 1st Indian Inland Night Air Mail Service on the occasion of the 1st Death Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on 30th January 1949 – the world’s first overnight air mail service – keeping in mind,  that air mail would move at night and this had the added advantage of making overnight delivery possible in what may very well be also the world’s first example if not one of the earliest examples of a hub-and-spoke operation. Under this system, the four main cities of India also happened to form each of the four corners of a diamond- New Delhi to the north, Bombay to the west, Calcutta to the east, and Madras to the south. Connecting these cities was a central location at the city of Nagpur in central India. The Night Air Mail scheme was an experiment towards night flying in India and for the introduction of the “All Up Scheme”. Initially only mail was transported on N. A. S. Before this period, night flying was not safe in the absence of security measures and equipment at Airports.

Under the N.A.S., the 4 principal cities of Bombay, Calcutta, Madras and New Delhi, which are in 4 different corners of India, were linked with Nagpur. 4 night planes will leave, one each from these cities, for Nagpur, with a mail load from their region and will return to their home base in the early morning, after exchanging the mail at Nagpur.

A superb cover tied on the front with all three special postmarks cancellations provided on that day….

1.Double wavy line Cachet in Black….Bapu’s M.K. Gandhi’s favourite slogan…SABKO SANMATE DE BHAGWAN…

2.Duplex Cancellation reading.NIGHT MAIL .FIRST FLIGHT. and NAGPUR / 30.1.49 / AIR in round circle was used on the inaugural day of the N.A.S., from Nagpur only..

3.A special Supplementary Cachet was also used which reads INLAND NIGHT AIR MAIL / INAUGURATION / JANUARY 30, 1949.

Scanned Cover which speak by itself that they must have travelled  by N.A.S., or otherwise they would not have reached the destination, the next day. Delivery Postmark on the back.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

George V 1936 Indo – Ceylon Christmas Air Mail Flight Cover

George V 1936 Indo – Ceylon Christmas Air Mail Flight Cover

INDO-CEYLON / SPECIAL FLIGHT XMAS 1936 AIRMAIL cachet. Addressed to Colombo

Cover franked with four anna KGV India. Cancelled with Bombay G.P.O. postmark. Indo-Ceylon Airmail Special Flight Xmas Violet Cachet to the bottom right corner. Christmas Mails / Please Post Early / COLOMBO slogan on back side.

Date :-22rd December, 1936

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