India - 1935 - S.H.Smith - Rocket...

India - 1935 - S.H.Smith - Rocket n.24 Calcutta Press, 27.2.1935

India - 1935 - S.H.Smith - Rocket n.24 Calcutta Press, 27.2.1935 - given the advertising of the experiments by S.H.Smith, a journalist of Calcutta asked permission to attend a rocket mail launch that took place in Dhakuria, near Calcutta, on 27.2.1935, launching 3 rockets: the biggest 2 failed completely whereas the smallest one, before exploding on the ground, allowed the postal cargo, 130 letters, not to get damaged - rocket cover with red special vignette commemorative of the flight + violet postmark depicting a rocket - canc. "Park Street Calcutta 27.02.1935" (also on the back) and, alongside, signature of S.H.Smith - cat.Hopferwieser n.SS-08 (130 rocket letters are known) - very good quality

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