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Stamp auction - 6 September 2012 (realised prices)
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This auction took place on 6 September 2012. Estimates and realised prices are shown below for information only.
Sale 142 - Crash Covers
Lot Thumbnail   Description of lot Estimate Realised
222
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1926-29 USA FF Cam 9 Minneapolis-Chicago crashed at Mendota, Dickinson Airline, pilot named, with 1929 FF Jacksonville-Tampa cover crashed in Halifax River at Daytona Beach, dried out in laundry, Orlando, stamp floated off, m/s mail damaged by water on Orlando P.O envelope, with pair Pitcairn Aviation Corp. same Halifax River crash covers dated 1/MAR/29 & cacheted, both FF 29/6/29 CAM 25 W6 - all have further information Ref AAMS 26.5 & 29.6. (4) £70 to 85 £96.00
223
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1929 USA FF 5c cover signed postmaster & pilot, crashed in Halifax River - Daytona Beach, 1929 (11/3) Boeing crash burned part cover to Springfield, IL, cachet 'AIRMAIL/DAMAGED IN PLANE CRASH/AT PARK CITY, UT 3/11/29 C.F DUTTON P.O INSP' forwarded from Salt Lake City, another burned cover from snowstorm crash, but alternative cachet 'DAMAGED IN PLANE CRASH/PARK CITY UT 3-11-29/DUTTON P.O 1SP' with further detailed info. Ref AAMS 29.7. (3) £70 to 85 £80.00
224
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1929-30 USA Trio 5c airmail crash covers with Colorado Airways crashed at Cheyenne WY 7/5/29 has Fort Collins Airport dedication cachet also Western Air Express crash near Cedar City, UT, pair covers, cacheted 2 line 'DELAY DUE TO WRECKED MAIL PLANE JAN 10 1930' one cachet - no final full stop, Ref AAMS 29.10 & 30.2. (3) £50 to 60 £60.00
225
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1930 Five damaged National Air Transport crash at Warren, OH 21/9/30 with another, both cacheted 'DELAYED IN PLANE FIRE/AT WARREN OH' from Honolulu to E.Orange, NJ, also 22/12/30 pair burnt covers cachets 'DAMAGED BY AIR PLANE WRECK' one has P.O Ambulance cover, from Western Air Express crash at Alhambra, CA, one signed 'Better Luck/Bart Cox/Pilot' Ref AAMS 30.12 & 30.15. (4) £90 to 100 £98.00
226
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1931 Manila-USSR solo flight crashed at Katsuura, Japan - signed Francis Chichester to USSR with crash cachet, also 16/9/31 Pacific Air Transport, A.M.S FF cover, crashed at Oakland, CA, stamp floated away, Ref N310815b & AAMS 31.11. (2) £80 to 90 £92.00
227
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1932 Conception Chile to UK crash cover at Setiba, Brazil, reverse cachet 'ACCIDENT D'AVION CORRES RECUILLIES EN MER NE PAS TAXER' with 16 May 1932 burnt cover from San Diego, boxed cachet 'DELAY DUE TO AIR MAIL INTERRUPTION, BURBANK-CA' Ref N320227a & AAMS 33.1. (2) £90 to 100 £96.00
228
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1933 USA (10/1/33) crash at Pittsburg with St. Louis P.O cover & explanatory slip with another burnt cover with 'FORT WORTH TX RECEIVED IN DAMAGED CONDITION' cachet, also T.W.A crash in river at Kansas City, green cachet 'DAMAGED AT KANSAS CITY JUL/28/33 WHEN PLANE FELL IN THE RIVER' Ref AAMS 33.1 & 33.7. (3) £80 to 100 £100.00
229
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1934 K.L.M UIVER, Hague to Batavia crash near Aleppo, Syria 20/12/34 with another cacheted cover Oosterbeek to Semarang, 1935 Air France Codos-Rossi postcard forced landing in Cape Verde cachet, also Air France crash at Aracaju, Brazil & G.P.O explanatory slip applied, Ref N341220, N350217aa, N351103p. (4) £110 to 125 £140.00
230
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1936 (27/9) Reg. Asmara Eritrea, front & part back crash cover at Benghazi, red 2 line crash cachet & sealed by P.O scarce, Ref N360927a. (1) £50 to 60 £98.00
231
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1936-37 with pair Western Air Express crash covers, Salt Lake City with 4 line interruption cachet with another having stamps floated away, both pilots killed and not discovered until 6 June 1937, another 1937 Pan Am crash with cachet 'RECOVERED FROM/PLANE N.C 15 065/AUG 3 1937/CRISTOBAL C.Z' with newspaper clipping (passengers and crew all killed) with another Iquitos to New York, Ref AAMS 36.6, N330803a. (4) £130 to 150 £145.00
232
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1938 Senegal to S.Raphael with crash cachet at Cinq Croix, Pyrenees 23.3.28, USA trio with 19/5/38 Gouverneur NY to Ogdensburg crash landed at Lowville Airport, another same crash Wright Brothers illustration, 1934 Cheyenne Flying Service crash landed Newcastle, WYO, from Kirtley, WYO to Detroit, Ref N370803a, AAMS 37.4. (4) £90 to 110 £105.00
233
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1938 USA Cheyenne Flying Service, similar to previous crash at Newcastle WYO, but has HAT CREEK WYO airmail week cachet, also trio Nov 29 1938 PT REYES INTERRUPTION cachets, one has inverted 1938 error in print, plane fell in ocean near Rocky Reef on Oakland P.O explanatory label, Ref AAMS 38.7, 38.7a. (4) £100 to 120 £90.00
234
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1939 Trio Brazil P.A.A 'Amphibian' 13 Aug crash at Rio, killing all on board flying boat & 19/2/39 crash landing at San Juan, P. Rico, P.O sealed at Bela Horizonte 1st cover has straight line 'ACCIDENTE DE AVIAO' hand stamp, Ref N390219, N3908136. (2) £80 to 100 £115.00
235
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1939-40 with Brazil 1939 (13/8) Air crash in Guanabara Bay by P.A.A S43 sea plane, straight line 'ACCIDENTE' mark, also 8 Nov 1940 VASP with straight line mark 'ACCIDENTE DE AVIAO' and yellow VASP label. (2) £100 to 120 £100.00
236
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1940 (25/12) Brazil censored Pan Air Sikorsky S43 crashed on landing at Bahia with censor label & cachet, Ref N401225a. (1) £40 to 50 £52.00
237
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1941-42 N.West Airlines crash at Moorhead, MN, charred cover with 'DAMAGE DUE TO AIRMAIL INTERRUPTION' Oct 30 1941 cachet also P.O Fargo ND ambulance cover, only pilot survived, also pair 1942 La Guardia crash in Flushing Bay, both DAMAGE & DELAY interruption cachets of Ap 11, 1942, Ref AAMS 41.5, 42.2. £80 to 100 £70.00
238
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1943-44 USA PAA clipper crash at Lisbon with violet 'DAMAGED BY SEA WATER' cachet re-addressed to US Army, Mil. Col. of Science, Bury, Lancs, London RLS sealed label on reverse, also 9/11/44 US Military air crash OAHU-Hawaii with straight line 'DAMAGED IN TRANSIT' mark. (2) £75 to 100 £68.00
239
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1944-45 another Goose Bay Labrador crash cover to Detroit, U.S.P.O NY accident label, another 1945 charred cover with reverse 2 line 'DMG IN PLANE WRK/FWD BY APO111' in red, which is Beaumont, France, another with APO111 ambulance envelope. (3) £120 to 130 £100.00
240
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1945 pair Beirut-Chicago Air France 'KOUFRA' crash at Tripoli, French P.O sealed & label 'ACCIDENT D'AVION EN TRIPOLITANE' with another registered Lockhead C60 cover, both scarce, Ref N450930. (2) £120 to 130 £100.00
241
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1945 US Military crash between Ford Ord, CA, and Europe with 2 line 'SALVAGED FROM AIR CRASH' then re-addressed to Canada, with 1945 burnt cover with USPO mail plane crash label, accident at Goose Bay, Labrador, from Troyes, France to Chicago. (2) £75 to 95 £75.00
242
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1945 US Military pair with 'DAMAGED IN PLANE CRASH' 2 line cachets, both to APO 252 or 758 (Germany) from USA. (2) £70 to 85 £65.00
243
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1948 (Jan 21) Boston Logan Airport crash, pair from Cuba or Brasil, one has damaged condition cachet, other with P.O ambulance cover & explanatory note, Ref AAMS 48.2. (2) £45 to 55 £58.00
244
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1948-49 United Airlines crash at Wilburton, PA, cover & P.O slip affixed label 'REC'D IN BAD CONDITION AT POTTSVILLE, PA' another with 3 line 'DAMAGED IN AIR CRASH/NOV 29 1949/DALLAS TX' also P.O cover, another different cachet 'DAMAGE DUE TO AIR MAIL INTERRUPTION NEAR DALLAS TX' same crash, Ref AAMS 8.4. (3) £75 to 85 £68.00
245
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1948-51 Sabena D.C4 B Congo crash at Libenge, 13/5/48 3 line crash cachet, sealed by P.O with 1951 Calcutta DC3 night flight crash at Calcutta 21/11/51, 2 line 'SALVAGED NIGHT AIR MAIL/DUM DUM CRASH' Ref N480513a, N511121a. (2) £70 to 80 £76.00
246
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1950 (3/11) very scarce Cairo-London Air India crash on Mont Blanc, London back stamp 13.11.50 (1st mail recovered), also OHMS ambulance cover with London FS c.d.s. m/s in red 'from aircraft crash in ALPS' Ref N501103h. (1) £110 to 130 £185.00
247
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1951 (2 Sept) P.A.A flight 507 Miami to Maracaibo, crash cover landed in Kingston Bay, Jamaica, most mail floated & survived, with Pan Am cachet, Ref N510902b. (1) £45 to 50 £52.00
248
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1951 (21/11) DC3 Calcutta crash with 2 line 'SALVAGED NIGHT MAIL/DUM DUM CRASH' cachet & Calcutta P.O ambulance cover with boxed DLO mark, Ref NS11121a. (1) £40 to 45 £35.00
249
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1951 (23/12) Buffalo USA to Hamburg with LAI DC6 crash cover to Milan - 3 line German crash cachet - scarce, Ref N511223c. (1) £70 to 85 £80.00
250
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1952 (22/3) KLM plane crash near Frankfurt with attached Amsterdam P.O label, Ref N520322a. (1) £45 to 50 £48.00
251
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1953 (2 May) BOAC Comet crash at Calcutta, 3 line 'SALVAGED MAIL /COMET CRASH' cachet, sent by Forces Mail from Far East, also 1954 (14/1) Philippine Air Lines DC6 crash near Rome, has 2 line 'DAMAGED IN PAL - AIRCRAFT CRASH' with another German P.O label mounted on card, Ref N530502a, N540114a and f, N5401114a and f. (3) £80 to 100 £92.00
252
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1954 (13/3) five examples from New Zealand or Australia bearing boxed 'SALVAGED MAIL/AIRCRAFT CRASH/SINGAPORE 13/3/54' cachet in red, one with OHMS ambulance cover, Ref N540313a. (5) £65 to 75 £80.00
253
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1954 (25/12) Pair covers to N.America with boxed 'SALVAGED MAIL/AIRCRAFT CRASH/PRESTWICK 25/12/54' cachets, Ref N541225a. (2) £40 to 45 £35.00
254
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1954 (Feb 26), fatal Western Airlines crash at Gillette WY, damage cachet & label attached with P.O ambulance cover, also 1955 'DAMAGED IN PLANE CRASH' cacheted cover to Sarasota, FI, Eastern Airlines crash at Jacksonville, FI, Ref AAMS 54.1 & 55.9. (2) £45 to 50 £40.00
255
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1954 wreck cover to Vancouver with 2 line cachet 'SALAGED FROM T.C.A WRECK' & 1954 (5/9) K.L.M Constellation, Amsterdam to New York straight line 'SALVAGED FROM K.L.M CRASH AT SHANNON' cachet, Ref N540408Ab, N540905a. (2) £75 to 85 £75.00
256
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1955 (13/2) Sabena DC6 crash near Rome, addressed to B.Congo, 3 line blue disaster cachet, Ref N550213a. (1) £55 to 60 £55.00
257
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1955 (17 Dec) Riddle Airlines crash, explosion mid-air, pilot G.L Lohr killed, pair covers to Florida addresses, both with 2 line cachets 'DAMAGED IN PLANE CRASH/HOLLYWOOD SC 12/17/55' (2) £30 to 35 £30.00
258
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1955 (17 DEC) similar Hollywood SC cacheted 'CRASH COVER NY/MIAMI BEACH' with original enclosure, also Miami P.O ambulance cover, with 1959 (23 NOV) Route 2 NY/LA crash at Midway Airport Chicago FDC in burnt condition and another cacheted same crash 'DAMAGED BY FIRE IN THE POSTAL SERVICE' (3) £55 to 65 £50.00
259
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1974 (20 NOV) First fatal Boeing 747, crash at Nairobi by Lufthansa's D-ABYB, on Frankfurt to Jo'burg flight, 2 crew & 57 passengers killed, 2 line cachet 'RETRIEVED FROM AIRCRASH ON 20 NOVEMBER 1974 AT NAIROBI' (1) £45 to 55 £40.00
 
   
       
   
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