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airmail flight cover: Experimental Shore-to-Ship, Glendale - SS City of Los Angeles

Date:1931
Medium:paper, ink
Dimensions:3 3/4 x 6 1/2 inches (9.5 x 16.5 cm)
Credit Line:Gift of Jon E. Krupnick
Accession Number:2008.075.005
Collection:Aviation Archive
Category:Philately
Subcategory:Airmail Flight Cover
Description
Airmail flight cover, Experimental Shore-to-Ship Glendale - SS City of Los Angeles Airmail Flight, January 24, 1931. Green flight cachet at left with three titles: "First Pacific Coast Experimental Flight of Air Mail Ashore to Ship, January 24, 1931; Curtiss - Wright Flying Service - Glendale California; Los Angeles Steamship Company"; postmarked "Jan 30 1931" at 12:30 PM from Honolulu, Hawaii; purple postmark on verso, "Received Jan. 24, 1931, S.S. City of Los Angeles"; purple five-cent postage stamp at upper right corner; addressed to Ichiro Iwasaki, Honolulu.