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Lot No. 1435

Auction No. 27
Category Crash Mail
    Airmails
Est. $50
Status Auction Pending

 

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1938 (27th Nov) Imperial Airways England to Australia flight in the Short S23 "Calpurnia". Crashed at Lake Habbaniyah Iraq. Capt. E Atwood, the First Officer & 2 passengers were killed. Stamps missing with part Cornwall cds indicating origin. "The accompanying postal article was salvaged from the Flying Boat "Calpurnia", which crashed in Lake Habbaniyah, Irak, on 27/11/38, when en route with mails for Australia, from England. F.W. Arnold, Deputy Director, - Perth" typed slip of paper attached to reverse. Repaired by tape & clearly water damaged. Addressed to Brunswick Junction, WA. AAMC 834, Cat. $125+

 

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