Cover airmailed from Athens to Drama bearing a violet triple-ring commemorative handstamp in Greek “ΕΝΑΡΞΙΣ ΑΕΡΟΠ. ΣΥΓΚΟΙΝΩΝΙΑΣ ΑΘΗΝΩΝ – ΔΡΑΜΑΣ / ΜΑΪΟΣ 1934” (Inauguration of Air Communication Athens-Drama / May 1934); black boxed GPO (Athens) airmail cachet “ΕΝΑΕΡΙΩΣ / PAR AVION” in Greek/French also applied.
Franked with 1dr. ‘Temple of Theseus’ + 2dr. ‘Acropolis of Athens’ (Landscapes I issue, 1927) plus 1dr. ‘Map of Greece’ (airpost Government issue, 1933) adhesives cancelled ΑΘΗΝΑΙ ΑΠΟΣΤΟΛΗ ΑΕΡΟΠΟΡΙΚΩΣ 26.V.34 [Athens Dispatch by Air, 26 May 1934].
Total franking: 4 drachmae; 3dr. for domestic surface mail (in effect from 5 April 1933 to April 1941) plus 1dr. for the airmail tax in effect from 6 May 1931 to 27 April 1941.
Backstamped with GPO rare airmail cachet “ΑΕΡΟΠΟΡΙΚΗ ΑΦΙΞΙΣ” (Arrival by air) applied upon arrival at destination in violet, instead of the known red colour.
Postmarked with ΔΡΑΜΑ ΑΦΙΞΙΣ 26.V.34 (Drama Arrival 26 May 1934) datestamp.
Condition: Excellent; see scans.
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