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Posted 7 years ago


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I am in possession of two special air mail envelopes dated Nov. 1925 from Kano to Cairo. They were flown out by squadron leader Arthur Coningham (well known pilot) the first time mail was flown out of the country. Any information on the stamps and envelopes would be appreciated. Thank you Susan

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  1. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 7 years ago
  2. scrane, 7 years ago
    trying to find someone who can appraise such a thing
  3. covers covers, 7 years ago
    Your cover from Cairo to Kano was flown on October 27, 1925 and should have a backstamp of Kano. It is listed in the American Air Mail Catalog (AAMC) as Egypt flight #11 (value not listed). These were souvenirs prepared by the pilot obviously.

    Your cover from Nigeria, although I can't read date in image, it is probably the return flight which flew from Kano on November 11th to Cairo. Should have a Cairo as well as a Alexandia backstamp. It is listed in same AAMC catalog as Nigeria flight #1 with a valuation of $15.

    I do not know current values as I do not deal, nor care much for souvenir items of any sort. Having said that, I would suggest putting each up on ebay as a separate lot with a $25 start price each. Find out what they are worth ... I would guess $75 to $100 for the Egypt and Egypt items on eBay tend do bring what they are worth. Maybe $50 on the Nigeria origin.
  4. scrane, 7 years ago
    ty Covers your information was very helpful

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