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Lot No. 1436

Auction No. 27
Category Crash Mail
Est. $50
Status SOLD $50



1939 (8th June) Imperial Airways Australia to England flying boat "Centurion", crashed in the Hooghly River Calcutta on landing. Passengers & crew survived. "Merewther and Glebe Newcastle, NSW" sepia postcard with "SALVAGED MAIL EX CENTURION" in red with 3d KGVI stamp tied by Newcastle 5 JNE 1939 slogan cancel. Addressed to Edinburgh & one of the rare pieces still to have original stamp attached. Clearly water damaged down one side especially. AAMC 868 Cat. $125