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Lot No. 365

Auction No. 33
Category Airmails
    Western Australia
      States and Territories
Est. $50
Status SOLD $80



1954 (13th March) British Overseas Airways Corp. Constellation G-ALAM "Belfast" (Captain T.W. Hoyle) crashed in Singapore with 31 passengers & two crew killed. The resulting fire destroyed much of the mail to the U.K from Australia & New Zealand but some letters were saved. Red boxed cachet, "SALVAGED MAIL -AIRCRAFT CRASH - SINGAPORE 13.3.54" applied to this North Wales addressed Aerogramme 1d QEII, missing second adhesive but clear Geraldton 10 MCH 1954 slogan cancel. 90% burnt around edges & an unusual origin. AAMC 1337


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