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Lot No. 681

Auction No. 25
Category Airmails - Australia
Est. $150
Status SOLD $150



1974 London to Perth envelope with 10p Machin & By Air Mail vignette addressed to Morley, WA with "DELAYED EN ROUTE - AIRCRAFT HI-JACK" cachet in mauve on front left of address. This hijack took place on the 22nd November 1974 in Dubai when 4 terrorists took over a British Airways plane demanding the release of thirteen imprisoned terrorists in Egypt and two in the Netherlands. The Egyptian authorities claimed they were releasing the prisoners however once the Palestinians realised this was not happening they executed one of the hostages, a German banker. These are rarely seen & the last one we had sold for $260+BP in Ace Auctions sale No. 24.


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