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Lot No. 998

Auction No. 19
Category Airmails
Est. $150
Status SOLD $150



1935 (31st Dec) Imperial Airways England to Australia flight in a Short Calcutta flying boat "City of Khartoum". Crashed at Alexandria Egypt, with much of the mail badly damaged with nearly all stamps soaked off. Opened out env with "Postmaster General's Department FOUND OPEN The Officer Closing this must sign his name in the centre. OFFICIALLY SEALED" etiquette on reverse tied by Melbourne cds & "RECEIVED AT G.P.O. MELBOURNE DAMAGED BY WATER" 2 line cachet on front below Solingen (Germany) red paid meter cancel. Airmail label applied in Melbourne for NZ forwarded journey. AAMC 575 Cat. $325+


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