Air India Post & Telegraphs 8th June 1948 First flight covers

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Indian Post & Telegraphs issued souvenir covers to commemorate the historic first flight of Independent India.

Date: 8th June 1948

Type of Aircraft: Lockheed Constellation L-749

Name of the Aircraft: Malabar Princess,

Registration Mark: VT-CQP,

Pilot: Capt. K.R. Guzder

Frequency of service: Once a week.

Aircraft shown on the Air India souvenir cover is Mogul Princess(VT-CQS)

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Air India official cover sent toWinchester and redirected to Oxford has a delivery cancel of 11th June 1948.

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Air India official cover sent to Madras , the cover didn't fly the flight to London, Bombay arrival cancel of 7th June 1948 and delivery cancel of Madras n 8th June 1948.

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Air India official cover sent to England addressed to C. Hansen a special rubber cancel was made by him and was applied to all covers addressed to him. The cancel can be found in all 3 types of covers i.e. official, souvenir and private covers as well.

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Air India official cover sent to Geneva  , special Grand Prix cancel was applied to all these covers.

Air India official cover sent to 3 different destinations Cairo, Ney York and Paris.

Top one registered to New York postage 2*12 As with receiving mark of 12th June.

Middle one is to Cairo with both arrival Arabic cancel and 9thJune at the back.

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Air India official cover sent to London, Herefordshire- U.K.