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Lot No. 630

Auction No. 26
Category Airmails - Australia
Est. $40
Status SOLD $40



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 cover with London F.S. Airmail machine cancel dated 24 DEC 1935 but no stamp. Addressed to Auckland, NZ. No enclosure. AAMC 575, Cat. $325