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[14432]  BURMA -GB...1947 BAHRAIN AIR CRASH...  1947(Jul 19)
[14432]  BURMA -GB...1947 BAHRAIN AIR CRASH...  1947(Jul 19)
[14432]  BURMA -GB...1947 BAHRAIN AIR CRASH...  1947(Jul 19)
[14432]  BURMA -GB...1947 BAHRAIN AIR CRASH...  1947(Jul 19)
[14432]  BURMA -GB...1947 BAHRAIN AIR CRASH...  1947(Jul 19)
[14432] BURMA -GB...1947 BAHRAIN AIR CRASH... 1947(Jul 19) Plain water stained envelope by airmail to Lowestoft endorsed On Active Service from Cpl. Capon bearing Burma 1a tied Mingaladon cds & with framed Damaged By Sea Water cachet in violet applied to salved mail from Sandringham S flying boat that crashed at Bahrain Marine Air Base on 23 Aug killing 3 crew & 7 of the 18 passengers.....Item comes with supporting letter of enquiry & replies from Ministry of Transport & Civil Aviation + photograph of Sandringham 5 aircraft (Nierinck 470823)... Provenance G. Davis 2006 A. Munro 2009...
US$700
[17874]  GB -INDIA...SALVAGED from FLYING BOAT "CITY OF KHARTOUM" ...   1935 (Dec 24)
[17874]  GB -INDIA...SALVAGED from FLYING BOAT "CITY OF KHARTOUM" ...   1935 (Dec 24)
[17874] GB -INDIA...SALVAGED from FLYING BOAT "CITY OF KHARTOUM" ... 1935 (Dec 24) Spencer & Company (India) Ltd., London printed envelope by airmail to company office at Karachi bearing GV Photogravure pair 3d tied London F.S./Air Mail machine date stamp & with manuscript "Salvaged from Imperial Airways Sea Plane "City of Khartoum " - crashed off Alexandria in the Mediterranean on 1.1.1936- Twelve of the thirteen aboard were drowned" This statement is not strictly correct & with on back indistinct India ??? (11 Jan 1936) arrival cds .................. Airmails for the Middle East & Eastwards to Australia leaving London on 28 December were transferred to Imperial Airways City of Khartoum at Brindisi. On the approach to Alexandria on 31 December the flying boat ran out of fuel and crashed. The Captain plus 2 passengers survived with 3 crew & 9 passengers who did not.
US$130
[17867]  ????? - GB...WRECK MAIL from SS NORWEGIAN or ARMED MERCHANT CRUISER KARMALA ...   1917 (Apr 4)
[17867]  ????? - GB...WRECK MAIL from SS NORWEGIAN or ARMED MERCHANT CRUISER KARMALA ...   1917 (Apr 4)
[17867] ????? - GB...WRECK MAIL from SS NORWEGIAN or ARMED MERCHANT CRUISER KARMALA ... 1917 (Apr 4) Plain envelope to Fleet & forwarded to Richmond Surrey with adhesive washed off together with water stains & edge wear cancelled London Paid (4 Apr)+ Fleet/Hamps (5 Apr) transit cds with boxed Damaged by Immersion /In Sea Water I.S. hand stamp in red .................. This cover could be from either SS Nowegian or the Armed Merchant Cruiser Karmala see additional notes.
US$200
[17869]  GB - AUSTRALIA...SALVAGED from FIRE on AIR LINER "ATHENA" ...   1936 (Sep 26)
[17869]  GB - AUSTRALIA...SALVAGED from FIRE on AIR LINER "ATHENA" ...   1936 (Sep 26)
[17869] GB - AUSTRALIA...SALVAGED from FIRE on AIR LINER "ATHENA" ... 1936 (Sep 26) Longer Babcock & Wilcox Ltd., printed envelope by airmail to company office in Regents Park NSW with signs of scorching bearing combination of GV pair 6d + GV Photogravure pair 1d all with perforated indents & making 1/3 rate tied London cds & with unframed Salvaged From Air Liner /Athena hand stamp & with on back Regents Park /NSW (8 Oct) arrival cds................... The airliner operating the Karachi - Singapore sector of Imperial Airways service to Australia caught fire at Delhi on 29 Sept when the engines were started. The crew & all passengers safely deboarded the aircraft but much of the mail was destroyed with the remainer being damaged
US$200
[14013]  TAIWAN-USA..RECEIVED IN BAD CONDITION...  1955(Nov 21)
[14013]  TAIWAN-USA..RECEIVED IN BAD CONDITION...  1955(Nov 21)
[14013] TAIWAN-USA..RECEIVED IN BAD CONDITION... 1955(Nov 21) Pictorial airmail envelope with portrait of Sailor, ship & Taiwan flag registered to New York bearing $2 [SG 216] & on back Block 4 x 40c [SG 218] & 20c 0n 40c [SG 212] tied Nan tau vernacular cds & w/Registration label 423 with Nantow h/s inserted together with Taichung transit d/s. Creased & resealed with Plain Brown tape tied New York (3 Jan 56) cds with Received in Bad Condition h/s & alongside Supposed Liable to Customs duty h/s & oval US Customs /Passed /Port of New York all in violet
US$170
[10500]  NORWAY-HONG KONG [RECEIVED DAMAGED & RESEALED USING STAMP SELVAGE]  1946(Oct 17)
[10500]  NORWAY-HONG KONG [RECEIVED DAMAGED & RESEALED USING STAMP SELVAGE]  1946(Oct 17)
[10500] NORWAY-HONG KONG [RECEIVED DAMAGED & RESEALED USING STAMP SELVAGE] 1946(Oct 17) Theoesen & Co. Ltd (Oslo) printed airmail envelope to Hong Kong bearing 1k & pairs 50 ore & 40 ore making 2.80k rate tied Oslo/Br slogen d/s & with stamp selvage used on all sides to reseal envelope & tied with unframed Received Damaged h/s in black
US$800
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