First Transatlantic Airmail
First acceptance of mail via New York – Southampton service (northern route). The Boeing 314 Yankee Clipper flew across the Atlantic on a route from Southampton to Port Washington, New York with enroute stops at Foynes, Ireland, Botwood, Newfoundland, and Shediac, New Brunswick. The inaugural trip flew on June 24th 1939.
Pan Am initiated two transatlantic air service routes with the Yankee Clipper. As well as the Northern Route there was a Southern Route…
Type: First Flight Cover
Date: 21st June 1939
CDS: 21JUN39B ST GEORGES BERMUDA
Backstamp: DELIVERED 30 JUN 1939 LIVERPOOL GUARANTEED GENUINE J. STEPHEN
Cachet: PAN AMERICAN AIRWAYS FIRST TRANSATLANTIC AIRMAIL [SOUTHERN ROUTE Via BERMUDA, AZORES &] PORTUGAL (guessed since covered by Air Mail label and marked “Northern Route”)
Address: J. Stephen, 12 Cook Street, Liverpool 2. England.
Stamps: 2/- King George Keyplate