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Lot No. 426

Auction No. 25
Category Airmails - Australia
Est. $500
Status Archived



1936 (29th Sept) B & B Chevrolet Co, Knoxville, Tennessee printed env addressed to Melbourne with 25c Trans Pacific airmails x 2 tied by Knoxville duplex cancels dated SEP 12 1934 & endorsed "Via New York + London Eng". Arrived in England in time to join "Athena" which caught fire at Delhi Airport on 29th Sept while the engines were being started. It transpired that oxygen bottles rather than compressed air were used to start the engines & thus the aircraft was destroyed. Melbourne 7 OC 36 b/s. Slightly singed around 2 edges. Unusual origin. Ex Perry. AAMC 632, Cat. $250+


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