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Lot No. 458

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



1938 (21st Jan) Great Britain Fred Pattison & Co, Bradford cover to Melbourne carried on Imperial Airways "Cordelia" flight IE621 which force landed on 23rd Jan at sea 20kms from St. Nazaire (France) due to engine problems. This was further compounded by inclement weather. It was towed to shore by launch & departed the following day before spending two days in Rome for repairs. Melbourne 4 FEB 1938 slogan b/s. "Air Crash Mail of Imperial Airways & Predecessor Airlines" by Sanford states, "No mail is known in collectors' hands". Good cond. Ex Perry.


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