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Lot No. 1431

Auction No. 27
Category Crash Mail
    Airmails
Est. $180
Status Auction Pending

 

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1935 (2nd Oct) Melbourne to Whitemark Crash of the "Loina" DH 86. It left for Whitemark (Flinders Island) at 8.15am & crashed into the sea only a few miles from its destination. 5 people were killed but the 3 mail bags for Whitemark, Launceston & Hobart were salvaged. The letters were dried & received in Hobart on the 6th. This typed Launceston addressed "Prestige Ltd" printed env. has the 3 x 2d & 1d KGV taped back on still with the Melbourne 2 OCT 1936 slogan cancel clearly visible with "DISTRICT POSTAL INSPECTOR LAUNCESTON OCT 6 1935" oval b/s in blue. Also incls typed explanation letter with similar cancel from WJ Kearns, District Inspector. A wonderful addition to the cover. Sold in Linke Auction for $320 in 2003. AAMC 535, Cat. $400

 

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