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Lot No. 1430

Auction No. 27
Category Crash Mail
Est. $500
Status SOLD $400



1921 (19th Dec) Broome to Perth on first southbound non-contract air mail from Derby but 70 miles out of Broome, engine trouble forced them to land on the beach at Cape Latouche. Broome was contacted & a boat came out to take the crew & mails back to Broome. The mail was them put aboard the SS Bambra for her return voyage as was Brearley's dismantled aircraft & taken to Fremantle. She arrived in Fremantle on Friday 30th Dec. Unusual in addressed to the intermediate destination of Geraldton if all had gone to plan! VG cond & first we have handled. AAMC 57b, Cat. $1250 & sold at Linke auction June 2003 for $1250+BP.


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