1958 BOAC First Flight Between London and Caracas

BOAC Britannia Jet-prop airliner

First flight from London to Caracas Venezuela via Bermuda. London, Bermuda, Barbados, Trinidad and Caracas service by BOAC Britannia turbo-prop aircraft. This was the first BOAC service to South America since 1954 and the first ever between Europe and South America by a propellor-turbine powered aircraft.

Type: First Flight Cover
Date: 29th October 1958
Cachet: BY AIR MAIL PAR AVION B.O.A.C Britannia JET-PROP AIRLINER. B.O.A.C FIRST FLIGHT BETWEEN LONDON AND CARACAS

Westbound: London to Bermuda

1958 BOAC First Flight London to Caracas FF

CDS: 3.45PM 27 OCT 1958
Arrival cachet: BRITISH OVERSEAS AIRWAYS CORPORATION PASSENGER OFFICE OCT 29 1958 BERMUDA
Address: Manager, B.O.A.C., Airways House, 59, Front Street, Hamilton, Bermuda.
Stamps: Great Britain Wilding Postage Revenue 10d and 5d.
Did you know? The Wildings were definitive postage stamps featuring the Dorothy Wilding photographic portrait of Queen Elizabeth II used between 1952 and 1971. The stamps were the first to include regional emblems.

1958 BOAC First Flight London to Caracas reverse FF

Westbound: Bermuda to Barbados

1958 BOAC First Flight London to Caracas FF

CDS: 3.45PM 27 OCT 1958
Backstamp: BARBADOS G.P.O. 10 AM 290C 1958
Address: Manager, B.W.I.A. Ltd., Lower Broad Street, Bridgetown, Barbados, B.W.I
Stamps: Bermuda 9d pictorial.

1958 BOAC First Flight London to Caracas FF

Westbound: Bermuda to Trinidad

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Westbound: Bermuda to Caracas

1958 BOAC First Flight London to Caracas FF

CDS: HAMILTON BERMUDA 3 – AM 28 OCT 1958
Backstamp: CARACAS(A) DTO FEDERAL 1958 OCT 29 4-PM
Address: District Sales Manager, B.O.A.C., c/o B.W.I.A. Ltd., Edificio Hotel, El Conde, Padre Sierra a Conde, Apartado 2564, Caracas, Venzuela.
Stamps: Bermuda 9d pictorial.

1958 BOAC First Flight London to Caracas FF

Eastbound: Caracas to Bermuda

1958 BOAC First Flight London to Caracas FF

CDS: REPUBLICA DE VENEZUELA OFICINA DE CORREOS 29 OCT 1958 SERVICIO AEREO
Address: Manager, B.O.A.C., Airways House, 59, Front Street, Hamilton, Bermuda.
Stamps: Correo Aereo Repunlica de Venezuela / Oficina Principal de Corrios Caracas 50 centimos
Arrival cachet:BRITISH OVERSEAS AIRWAYS CORPORATION PASSENGER OFFICE OCT 29 1958 BERMUDA

1958 BOAC First Flight London to Caracas FF

Eastbound: Trinidad to Bermuda

1958 BOAC First Flight London to Caracas FF

CDS: G.P.O. PORT OF SPAIN TRINIDAD 5.30PM 28 OC 58
Address: Manager, B.O.A.C., Airways House, 59, Front Street, Hamilton, Bermuda.
Stamps: Trinidad & Tobago 3c and 12c
Arrival cachet: BRITISH OVERSEAS AIRWAYS CORPORATION PASSENGER OFFICE OCT 29 1958 BERMUDA

1958 BOAC First Flight London to Caracas FF

Eastbound: Barbados to Bermuda

1958 BOAC First Flight London to Caracas FF

CDS: 11AM 29 OC 58 AIR MAIL G.P.O. BARBADOS
Address: Manager, B.O.A.C., Airways House, 59, Front Street, Hamilton, Bermuda.
Stamps: THE WEST INDIES FEDERATION 1958 BARBADOS 3c, 6c, 12c
Arrival cachet: BRITISH OVERSEAS AIRWAYS CORPORATION PASSENGER OFFICE OCT 30 1958 BERMUDA

1958 BOAC First Flight London to Caracas reverse FF

Eastbound: Bermuda to London

1958 BOAC First Flight London to Caracas FF

CDS: 5PM 29 OCT 1958 HAMILTON BERMUDA – COME TO BERMUDA THE ISLES OF REST
Address: Airmail Sales Development Manager, B.O.A.C., Airways Terminal, Buckingham Palace Road, London, S.W.1, England.
Stamps: Map of Bermuda 1/3d
Arrival cachet: POST SECTION B.O.A.C. A’T LONDON RECEIVED OCT 31 1958

1958 BOAC First Flight London to Caracas FF

Westbound route

London–Bermuda–Barbados–Trinidad–Caracas

  • London–Bermuda October 28th arrival cachet
  • Bermuda–Barbados October 29th backstamp
  • Bermuda–Trinidad October 29th arrival cachet
  • Bermuda–Caracas October 29th backstamp

Eastbound route

Caracas–Trinidad–Barbados–Bermuda–London

  • Caracas–Bermuda October 30th arrival cachet
  • Trinidad–Bermuda October 30th arrival cachet
  • Barbados–Bermuda October 30th arrival cachet
  • Bermuda–London October 31st arrival cachet

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