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United States/Covers & Postmarks : Southern Pacific to London

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sheepshanks
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08 Jan 2015
11:46:23am
Sorry guys but something here does not add up. Was the first Wright flight not in 1909?
This cover has gone from Oregon to Uk in 4 days. Even ships took a couple of weeks to make the crossing.
The postal service in UK at the time could certainly have got the mail from IOW to London in a day, it is only a hundred miles or so and there was an efficient railway system then.

Either the cover dates are wrong or the CIA and area 51 became involved.
vic

Ok they first flew in 1903 but even Wilber was only flying short trips in 1909.

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sheepshanks
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08 Jan 2015
12:02:56pm
re: Southern Pacific to London

Alcock and Brown made it in June 1919.

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Bobstamp
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08 Jan 2015
12:19:31pm
re: Southern Pacific to London

As far as I know, there was no regular airmail service across the North Atlantic until the initiation of North Atlantic Airmail Service on June 28, 1939. I think that the cover must have been posted several weeks prior to its delivery.

Bob

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sheepshanks
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08 Jan 2015
02:10:49pm
re: Southern Pacific to London

Just a further bit of information, this may be the addressee? cannot be sure without investigating further.Image Not Found

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sheepshanks
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08 Jan 2015
02:26:27pm
re: Southern Pacific to London

A little bit more, she left an estate of over 4000 UK pounds when she died.
Had brother Lt Col Arthur Campbell Money Maybe he can be traced to USA?

There is a family tree on Ancestry if you want to research further or contact a descendant.
vic

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