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Lot No. 1053

Auction No. 19
Category Airmails
Est. $40
Status Archived



1954 (13th March) British Overseas Airways Corp. Constellation G-ALAM "Belfast" (Captain T.W. Hoyle) crashed in Singapore with 31 passengers & two crew killed. The resulting fire destroyed much of the mail to the U.K from Australia & New Zealand but some letters were saved. Red cachet, "SALVAGED MAIL -AIRCRAFT CRASH - SINGAPORE 13.3.54" applied to this London addressed env with NZ 6d & 1/- commems tied by Manner Street NZ cds. 80% burnt around edges incl stamp. AAMC 1337


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