Lot Number: 237

(GB External) First BOAC post war service to Japan, London to Iwakuni, red Japan arrival chop on front, also 'AFPO #30/3 Ap 48 /RAAF Japan' arrival cds verso, attractive official black/blue BOAC Speedbird cover. This was also the last service using Poole. A possible test letter - the sender was the Public Relatons Director, BOAC, London W1, and it was addressed to the Station Superintendant, BOAC, Iwakuni, Japan,

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Date: 1948, Mar 18
Est. price: £65.00 £55.25
Category: GB External

Description: First BOAC post war service to Japan, London to Iwakuni, red Japan arrival chop on front, also 'AFPO #30/3 Ap 48 /RAAF Japan' arrival cds verso, attractive official black/blue BOAC Speedbird cover. This was also the last service using Poole. A possible test letter - the sender was the Public Relatons Director, BOAC, London W1, and it was addressed to the Station Superintendant, BOAC, Iwakuni, Japan,

Lot Number: 471

(Recovered/Salvaged) BOAC COMET Jet Liner DH 106 crash on take off from Dum Dum airfield, Calcutta, on a flight from Hong Kong to London, imprint airmail etiquette cover, franked $1 HK stamp, fine strike violet cachet "SALVAGED MAIL/Comet  Crash, Near Calcutta/2nd. MAY 1953", fine.

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Date: 1953, May 2
Est. price: £200.00 £170.00
Category: Recovered/Salvaged

Description: BOAC COMET Jet Liner DH 106 crash on take off from Dum Dum airfield, Calcutta, on a flight from Hong Kong to London, imprint airmail etiquette cover, franked $1 HK stamp, fine strike violet cachet "SALVAGED MAIL/Comet Crash, Near Calcutta/2nd. MAY 1953", fine.