Postal History, Postmarks
1934 (24th November), KGV ½d ‘Baobab and Cattle’ postal stationery card, endorsed at top ‘1st Air Mail South Africa-Australia’. Addressed to Australia and uprated with an additional KGV ½d, 3d and 6d (SG 99, 102, 104) each tied by a LOBATSI (24 Nov) double circle datestamp. The reverse with Brisbane (21 Dec) machine slogan cancellation and ‘Delivery Counter Brisbane’ (22 Dec) arrival datestamps.
Note: the inaugural flight left Cape Town on the 4th December, travelling north to Alexandria where it arrived on the 10th connecting with the service which left England on the 8th. Darwin was reached on the 18th and Brisbane on the 21st December.