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Lot No. 456

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



1937 (16th Nov) Export Department, Chicago, USA company window env to Melbourne franked 70c for PanAm Clipper service departing San Francisco on 21st Nov via China arriving Hong Kong on 28th. Following an unknown incident en route, water damaged mail was cancelled by boxed "RECEIVED DAMAGED AT HONG KONG" cachet. Mail subsequently joined Imperial Airways service IE605 for onwards journey. Hong Kong & Melbourne (10th Dec) b/s's. The Hong Kong marking is the same applied to the "City of Khartoum" crash mail from 31st Dec 1935. Rarely seen. Ex Perry


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