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Lot No. 1368

Auction No. 34
Category Postmarks
    Western Australia
      States and Territories
        Australia
Est. $300
Status Auction Pending

 

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"Katanning & Broomhill April 22nd 1913 Train Crash" These 4 photographic postcards depict various aspects of this train crash & the following clean up. The crash occurred between Katanning & Broomhill with only one card having any caption & that been to acknowledge the photographer as "F.Martyn Katanning". An interesting group showing several badly damaged freight cars with several astonished looking workers & bystanders while another shows a railway crane in the process of righting a detailed carriage. There are 2 of this latter card with a message refereeing to the accident plus that "apples leave tonights train" - hopefully they arrived safely! All in excellent cond. (4)

 

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