Postcards: E Peters – Type II – Coloured (100-149)

E Peters

Type II – Coloured (100-149)

No.sDescription.Earliest PMK Date
100
101
102
103
104Victoria Falls - View of Gorge from Hotel.
105
106
107
108
109
110Clarke's Hotel, Livingstone.
111
112
113
114
115
116"The Champagne Bottle", Victoria Falls.
117
118
119
120
121Crocodile.
122
123Puku.
124
125
126
127
128
129
130
131
132
133
134
135
136
137
138
139
140
141
142
143
144Main Street, Bulawayo.
145
146
147
148
149

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Postcards: E Peters – Type II – Coloured (50-99)

E Peters

Type II – Coloured (50-99)

No.sDescription.Earliest PMK Date
50
51Victoria Falls - The Boiling Pot.
52
53
54
55Main Street, Livingstone.
56
57"Blondin" crossing the Zambesi.
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69Zambesi River Scene.
70
71
72
73Indaba Tree - Bulawayo.
74
75
76Victoria Falls - The Devil's Cataract.
77
78
79
80
81
82
83Victoria Falls - The Gorge.
84
85
86
87Victoria Falls - Construction Yard for Bridge.
88
89
90
91
92
93
94
95
96
97
98
99

Postcards: E Peters – Type I – Coloured (1-49)

E Peters

Type I – Coloured (1-49)

No.sDescription.Earliest PMK Date
1Portion of Main Falls from Livingstone Island (Looking West)
2
3
4
5
6
7Victoria Falls from Livingstone Island (Looking East).
8
9
10
11Victoria Falls. Railway Station.12/05/1906
12
13
14Baobab Tree, Victoria Falls (65ft in circumference)13/06/1906
15
16
17Victoria Falls - The Main Falls.
18
19
20
21
22Victoria Falls. Chasm and Falls.
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
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40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48Barotsi Police Band, Victoria Falls.15/05/1908
49Victoria Falls - View of Chasm and Falls (looking West)

E Peters

E Peters

Cape Town

 

E Peters was a photographer based in Cape Town, South Africa. Relatively little is known of Peters, however it appears that at some point in time he visited Victoria Falls.

A couple of letter cards were produced by Darter Bros & Co using his photos.

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  • Sean Burke
  • Terry Cowlard
  • Walter Herdzik
  • Andrew Wilkie
  • Richard Barnett
  • Keith Harrop

1931 – Christmas Mail Experimental Flight (From Bulawayo to Cape Town)

Christmas Mail Experimental Flight

From Bulawayo to Cape Town

 

Bulawayo to Cape Town
Bulawayo to Johannesburg
Bulawayo to Keetmanshoop
Bulawayo to Kimberley
Bulawayo to Krugersdorp
Bulawayo to Mariental
Bulawayo to Pietersburg
Bulawayo to Port Elizabeth
Bulawayo to Upington
Bulawayo to Victoria West
Bulawayo to Windhoek
Bulawayo to Wynberg

1931 – Christmas Mail Experimental Flight (From Salisbury to Cape Town)

Christmas Mail Experimental Flight

From Salisbury to Cape Town

 

Salisbury to Bulawayo
Salisbury to Cape Town
Salisbury to Germiston
Salisbury to Groofontein
Salisbury to Johannesburg
Salisbury to Keetmanshoop
Salisbury to Kimberley
Salisbury to Natal
Salisbury to Pietersburg
Salisbury to Port Elizabeth
Salisbury to Transvaal
Salisbury to Upington
Salisbury to Victoria West
Salisbury to Windhoek

1931 – Christmas Mail Experimental Flight (From Broken Hill to Cape Town)

Christmas Mail Experimental Flight

From Broken Hill to Cape Town

 

Broken Hill to Bulawayo
Broken Hill to Cape Town
Broken Hill to Durban
Broken Hill to Johannesburg
Broken Hill to Salisbury
Broken Hill to Upington (via Kimberley)
Broken Hill to Victoria West
Broken Hill to Windhoek (via Kimberley)

1952 – B.O.A.C – First Flight

British Overseas Airway Corporation

1952 – First Flight

On 2nd May, 1952 the first regular jet flight, with a de Havilland Comet, left London with 36 passengers on board.

Flying 450-500 m.p.h. at 35 – 40,000 feet, these first pure jet airliners in the world completed the 6,700-mile flight in 23 hours, 20 minutes, including stops at Rome, Beirut, Khartoum, Entebbe and Livingstone. Actual flying time was only 18 hours, 40 minutes. An alternate routing via Cairo instead of Beirut reduced the total distance by 450 miles and the journey by an hour.

The Comet, built by de Havilland, a British firm, was the backbone of the British commercial fleet. The early Comet was a four-engine aircraft, roughly the size of a small Boeing 737. It carried between 36 and 44 passengers, depending on its cabin configuration.

Despite the line’s overall success and longevity, the first Comets suffered from structural problems and the plane was involved in a number of accidents during the early and mid-’50s. The plane that made that first London-Johannesburg flight, designated G-ALYP by BOAC (a forerunner of British Airways), was also among the first passenger jets to be lost.

First Flight Covers

Imperial Airways Ltd

Imperial Airways Ltd

Bulawayo

In 1924, four fledgling airlines, including Daimler Airways (a successor to AT&T) merge to form Imperial Airways Limited, operating from the new London airport at Croydon to all corners of the British Empire and the Continent. Imperial Airways had an office in Bulawayo.

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