Cover\’s from the Historic Flight

On 18th February 1911, a French Pilot, Henri Pequet flew a small Sommer biplane carrying 6,500 letters from Allahabad to Naini. The Journey was brief and lasted just thirteen minutes. This was the world’s first official airmail flight. Among the letters of many eminent people there was one from Pt. Motilal Nehru to his son Jawaharlal Nehru.

The Indian Airforce operated a special flight on 12th Feb 2011 between Allahabad and Naini and carry First Day Covers with the commemorative stamps and a special postmark recording re-enactment of this historic flight.Senior Journalist of Allahabad Sanjay Pratap Singh sent this material for readers of philamirror.It contains picture postcard autographed by pilots,first flight cover and cancellation on postcard and envelope.\"\"\"\"\"\"

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One Response to Cover\’s from the Historic Flight

  1. SUNIL KUMAR GARG says:

    Centenary of Aerial Post Philatelic Stuff:
    Is autographed FDC the one sold for Rs.5,000.- by India Post
    at Indipex at New Delhi in Feb-2011??
    I bought the one that was flown, for Rs.1,000.-. In my opinion,
    very-2 ordinary cover this. Even paper is too thin for a
    mid-sized cover. The design of the cachet too is very ordinary
    not befitting the occasion and something pioneered in India.

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