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Postal Rates and Overland Mail Surcharges
Eastwards bounded rates from Egypt - 1931 "Special Service"
A collector friend has sent me the image of the shown cover.
Courtesy Terry Hale-Walker
It is a IMPERIAL AIRWAYS cover carried on the FIRST SERVICE TO EAST AFRICA
Alexandria - Egypt- Khartoum - Sudan
5-7 March 1931
Backstamped Khartoum 7.ll.31
This cover was carried by rail from Alexandria to Cairo. It left Cairo at 04.12 on 6 March and was carried by Argosy "City of Wellington'' G-EBOZ.
Captain J.S. Sheppard to Khartoum where it arrived on 8 March.
Who can clarify the "Special Service" handstamp?