By Category: Recovered Interrupted Mail

Lot Number: 460
Date: 1931, Nov 11
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Recovered Interrupted Mail

Description: Christmas Airmail by ANA Sydney-London flight, Christchurch to London, bs 16/12, plain cover franked 1/6d, canc Christchurch 11/11/1931 cds, large red boxed 'New Zealand-Australia-London' light cachet verso stained by sea water, black/ green blue etiquette rated scarce by Mair. Delayed by crash at Alor Star, arrived London 16/12.
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Lot Number: 461
Date: 1932, Jan 26
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Recovered Interrupted Mail

Description: SWA Airways Windhoek to Kimberley, connecting with the first Imperial Airways Cape Town to Croydon service, Springbok cover franked 4d, canc 'Windhoek-Kimberley/ First Air Mail/26.1.32' also small metal die 'Air Mail' ds applied at Windhoek., The 'City of Basra' was damaged at take off at Salisbury and mail was transferred to 'City of Delhi', which then had to make an emergency landing due to bad weather near Broken Hill. Mail was then transferred to City of Baghdad, and arrived in London 9 days later than scheduled, ref Ni 320129 and 320129B.
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Lot Number: 462
Date: 1934, Jul 6
Est. price: £65.00
Category: Recovered Interrupted Mail

Description: A.B. Transport Northrop Delta plane crashed in the night en route from Stockholm. The pilot and the radio operator escaped by parachute from a height of 3000 metres.The mail was badly damaged. This cover was forwarded to Paris with a printed note - see scan. Ni 340706b. Nice item.
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Lot Number: 463
Date: 1935, Nov 2
Est. price: £100.00
Category: Recovered Interrupted Mail

Description: Air France F-JIAQ crash at Aracaju, en route Bahia to France on the South America-Europe South Atlantic service, grey imprint etiquette cover addressed to France, franked 15c and another has been washed, canc Buenos Aires 2 Nov 35, fine strike purple two line "Courrier Accidente Au Bresil/Le 3 Novembre 1935" cachet, Ni 351103a. Minor non invasive lower edge damage. The crashed mail was carried from Bahia to Natal by car, and then embarked on the 'Santos Dumont' piloted by Mermoz for OAT to Toulouse.
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Lot Number: 464
Date: 1936, Aug 22
Est. price: £125.00
Category: Recovered Interrupted Mail

Description: Scipio crash at Mirabella Bay, plain cover, en route from India to London, franked 13 annas, canc uncommon Indian Travelling Post Office standard double ring TPO mark 'M (Madras) 25 SET No.1/ 13 AUG 36', violet type g "Damaged by Sea /Water" cachet. One of the few recovered items with stamps intact. Carried on flight IW469 which left Brisbane on Aug 8th, Ni 360822gg. Nice item.
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Lot Number: 465
Date: 1938, May 22
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Recovered Interrupted Mail

Description: DHL flight 175, Junkers 52 seaplane 'Guaracy' en route Europe to South America crashed in rough seas en route from Rio to Santos, airmail cover addressed to Porto Allegre, stamps washed off, 'Paulo' residual postmark, verso green label cancelled Porto Alegre cds tied by good strike 'ACCIDENTE/DE AVIO' special cachet. Ni 380522a. Has been accidentally cut in two, but is complete nevertheless, see scan. Particularly scarce with green label and special cachet.
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Lot Number: 466
Date: 1953, May 2
Est. price: £275.00
Category: Recovered Interrupted Mail

Description: BOAC COMET Jet Liner DH 106 crash on take off from Dum Dum airfield, Calcutta, on a flight from Johore to London, imprint airmail etiquette cover, franked 70c Johore stamps, violet Type b cachet "SALVAGED MAIL/Comet Crash, Near Galcu***/2nd. MAY 1953" ('G' for 'C' error) Ni 530502b. Exhibit item.
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Lot Number: 467
Date: 1954, Mar 13
Est. price: £55.00
Category: Recovered Interrupted Mail

Description: BOAC, Lockheed Constellation crash at Singapore, en route from Australia to England, air letter franked 10d tied Brisbane machine cancel, fine strike red framed "Salvaged Mail/Aircraft Crash/Singapore 13.3.1954" cachet, Ni 540313a.
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Lot Number: 468
Date: 1954, Dec 23
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Recovered Interrupted Mail

Description: BOAC B377 Stratocruiser "Cathey" crash at Prestwick, UK, en route from London to New York, plain cover (airmail etiquette washed off), franked 3d, some charring along rh edge, slightly doubled violet framed cachet violet "Salvaged Mail/Aircraft Crash/Prestwick 25-12-54" on front, original contents included, arrived at intended destination on 3/3/55 in OHMS service cover with superb strike of the Salvaged Mail/Aircraft Crash/Prestwick 25-12-54" cachet. Ni541225a. Exhibit item.
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Lot Number: 469
Date: 1954, Dec 25
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Recovered Interrupted Mail

Description: BOAC B377 Stratocruiser crash at Prestwick, UK, en route from England to Florida, stampless OHMS/Post Office ambulance envelope addressed to Miami Beach, bearing a fine strike purple boxed "Salvaged Mail/Aircraft Crash/Prestwick 25-12-54" cachet, Ni 541225a. Image.
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Lot Number: 470
Date: 1968, Apr 8
Est. price: £120.00
Category: Recovered Interrupted Mail

Description: Crash of BOAC Boeing 707 at Heathrow, en route from London to Australia, 9d air letter addressed to South Australia, some top edge charring. Also included is the original typewritten note, in fine condition, sent from the Postmaster-General's Department, Adelaide which says "The enclosed letter addressed to you was amongst the salvaged mail .........................................". Ni680408d. Exhibit item.
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Lot Number: 471
Date: 1968, Apr 8
Est. price: £100.00
Category: Recovered Interrupted Mail

Description: Crash of BOAC Boeing 707 at Heathrow, en route from London to Australia, plain cover franked 8d, canc Sheffield cds, some lh edge charring verso. Also included is the original typewritten note, in fine condition, sent from the Postmaster-General's Department, Sydney which says "The attached article was salvaged from the aircraft which crashd at London Heathrow airport on 8th April, 1969". Ni680408d. Exhibit item.
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Lot Number: 472
Date: 1974, Nov 20
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Recovered Interrupted Mail

Description: Lufthansa D-ABYB crash at Nairobi, en route from Frankfurt to Johannesburg, pale blue aerogramme, Budapest to Pretoria, franked 5 Ft, canc Budapest cds, fine strike red four line "Retrieved from Air Crash on 20/November 1974 at Nairobi/Herwin Van Lugramp OP 20/November 1974 Te Nairobi" cachet, Ni 741120a. With original contents and a detailed account of the crash, 4pp A4. Not often seen.
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