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Lot No. 1075

Auction No. 19
Category Airmails
Est. $90
Status SOLD $210



1974 London to Perth commercial env addressed to Rockingham with "DELAYED EN ROUTE - AIRCRAFT HI-JACK" cachet in mauve on front next to address. This hijack took place on the 22nd November 1974 in Dubai when 4 terrorists took over a British Airways plane demanding the release of thirteen imprisoned terrorists in Egypt and two in the Netherlands. The Egyptian authorities claimed they were releasing the prisoners however once the Palestinians realised this was not happening they executed one of the hostages, a German banker. Has ½p & 9p Machins with "Remember to Use the Postcode slogan cancel. Some edge wear & small tears not affecting stamps or cachet. These are rarely seen & the last one we had sold for $180+BP in Ace Auctions sale No. 11.


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