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Persia to France
April 8, 1929

This first flight cover was sent from Teheran on the first flight to Bagdad.
Its destination was Paris.

The cover is franked with 1928-29 airmail stamps.
The 5c olive brown and the 10c dark green were overprints of revenue stamps.
The overprint included an airmail designator in Arabic, an airplane,
Poste arienne, and a denomination in black (Scptt C25 amd C26).
There is also a 1927 1k dull blue Riza Shah Pahlavi (Scott 733).

The sender requested airmail service and the cover was handstamped with a first flight cachet.


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