50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST
SCHEDULED PASSENGER FLIGHT TO HAWAI'I
On May 1st 1947, a United Airlines DC6 aircraft
made the first scheduled passenger flight from San Francisco via Los Angeles
to Honolulu. A large crowd was on hand to greet the plane whose nose was
then draped with a huge flower lei (as shown in the cachet's photo). This
flight saw the rebirth of Hawaii tourism after World War II.
ENVELOPE: White. Size 6.5" x 3.5"
(165mm x 92mm)
CACHET: Black and White photo of the United
Airlines DC6. Plus a large "50" draped with a lei.
CACHET TEXT: "May 1st 1947. The arrival
at Honolulu Airport of the first scheduled passenger flight by United Airlines
DC6 from San Francisco. 50th Anniversary."
STAMP: 32c flag over porch (Scott # 2897)
CANCELLATION: Circular date stamp cancel "HONOLULU,
HI MAIN OFFICE 96820, MAY 1 1997"
CACHET MAKER: Enelani.
NUMBER MADE: 30.
ITEM # 97MAY01
PRICE: $4.00 (Almost Sold Out).
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