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"100th anniversary of the first South African airmail flight"
Issue date: 7th October 2011

The souvenirsheet depicts the aircraft in 1911, the first South African airmail flight between Kenilworth and Muizenberg. The Muizenberg Post-office was the first in South Africa, which received an airmail.

According to the Muizenberg Historical Conservation Society, the aircraft took off from the Kenilworth Race Course at 19:15 and landed at Oldham’s Field on the verges of Zandvlei in Muizenberg, a distance of almost 13 km. 

Kenilworth and Muizenberg are situated in the east of Cape Town.

The stamp is showing a Blériot monoplane in front of the Table Mountain (left) and Devils Peak (right).  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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