India Airmail – 1911 First Aerial Post Naini-Allahabad: Special picture postcard illustrating Henry Pequet at his contraption

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India Airmail – 1911 First Aerial Post Naini-Allahabad: Special picture postcard illustrating Henry Pequet at his contraption, titled “First “Aerial Post” Allahabad, February 18, 1911″ and additionally signed “H. Pequet”, franked by India KEVII. 1a. carmine tied by the special “FIRST AERIAL POST/1911/U.P.EXHIBITION ALLAHABAD” circled cachet in magenta, with Allahabad ’18 FE. 11′ cds alongside, and sent to London with arrival datestamp on picture side. (Jeffrey Brown states in his book that only about 40 such cards existed.) A very rare picture postcard from this historical flight with Pilot’s signature. RPSL certificate no. 80346 (photo only – copy of actual certificate missing)

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