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Lot No. 809

Auction No. 30
Category Miscellaneous
Est. $220
Status SOLD $180



1925 (18th May) Train Crash env from Germany to Cape Town, South Africa that has scorched edges after being in a fire on a train at Kruidfontein, a station between Laingsburg & Beaufort West in the Cape Province. Beneath 5f & 20f German Eagle defins appears the bilingual purple boxed "DAMAGED BY FIRE BESKADIGD DEUR BRAND" cachet in violet. This was applied to the cover after it, along with the other surviving mail was returned to Cape Town, with MY 31 25 receival cds also on front. 197 bags of mail were destroyed in this incident. A rarely seen disaster cover.


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