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Lot No. 2196

Auction No. 33
Category Great Britain
    Commonwealth & Foreign
Est. $100
Status SOLD $140



1974 London to Perth envelope with 4p Machin & 5½p Churchill tied by Cross Keys Newport slogan with neighbouring By Air Mail vignette addressed to Graylands, WA with "DELAYED EN ROUTE - AIRCRAFT HI-JACK" cachet in mauve on front to the right of the address. This hijack took place on the 22nd November 1974 in Dubai when 4 terrorists took over a British Airways plane demanding the release of thirteen imprisoned terrorists in Egypt and two in the Netherlands. The Egyptian authorities claimed they were releasing the prisoners however once the Palestinians realised this was not happening they executed one of the hostages, a German banker. Some tone spotting & edge wear but these are highly collectable & we sold a similar cover for $260+BP in Ace Auctions sale No. 24.


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