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Lot No. 408

Auction No. 25
Category Airmails - Australia
Est. $75
Status Archived



1935 (31st Dec) England to Australia. Carried on Imperial Airways flight IE405 "City of Khartoum" when, only two kilometres from Alexandria harbour, experienced a total engine failure for lack of fuel. It plunged in to the sea killing the nine passengers & three crew. Much of the mail badly damaged with nearly all stamps soaked off. This example with both 3d & 1/- KGV stamps still attached. Includes the Deputy Director of Posts & Telegraphs original letter dated 17th Jan 1936. AAMC 575, Cat. $325


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