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Stamp auction - 29 November 2012 (realised prices)
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This auction took place on 29 November 2012. Estimates and realised prices are shown below for information only.
Sale 143 - Crash Covers
Lot Thumbnail   Description of lot Estimate Realised
217    Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
USA 1926 1st Contact Mail Flight Chicago - Twin Cities, envelope franked 10c Air, cacheted Minneapolis. Obverse bears 3 ring flight cachet - Plane crashed at Mendota, Minnesota. 1929 Dedication of Fort Collins Colorado Airport 1st Flight cover Denver to Bay City, Michigan, plane crashed at Cheyenne, Wyoming - no cachets. £25 to 30 N/S
218
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1929 Pitcairn Aviation first flight Daytona Beach/Tampa crashed into Halifax river 1.3.29 Macon/Philadelphia cover with flight cachet & pilot signed another but Atlanta/Orlando scarce first flight cachet in black, another Atlanta/Newton-Kansas with scarce crash cachet 'Received in Damaged Condition/Newton-Kansas, another Atlanta/Orlando (No F.F. cachet) but signed by three pilots & scarce thus. AAMS 29.6. (4) £85 to 100 N/S
219
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1930 Western Air Express crash at Alhambra, California 22.12.30 two charred edge covers to Altadena to same family from same person, probably next to each other in the mail bundle with crash cachet on each (AAMS 30.15). TWA crash at Pittsburg 10.1.33 charred cover from New York/Los Angeles with Los Angeles P.O. ambulance cover & unlisted. (3) £80 to 95 N/S
220
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
ARGENTINA 1930 Aeropostale Buenos Aires-London flight, crashed into sea off Uruguay 'Recovered from Sea' cachet on reverse with additional 'Do Not Tax' Officially sealed at London. £50 to 70 £50.00
221
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
ARGENTINA 1930 NYBRA 1st Flight Buenos Aires-USA. Company envelope to San Diego, pilot signed & bearing flight cachet, plane crashed 3 times en route. £35 to 45 £35.00
222
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
UNITED STATES 1930 (Dec 22) Western Air Express flight to Los Angeles, crashed at Alhambra, CA. Two envelopes to Los Angeles bearing 2 line cachets, one pilot & co-pilot signed. (2) £50 to 65 N/S
223
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1931 Francis Chichesters solo flight Australia/Japan crashed at Katsuna Japan 15.8.31 Manila/Alaska cover bearing crash cachet, pilot signed. (N310815b) £60 to 70 £70.00
224
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
UNITED STATES 1931 Pacific Air Transport Flight in Boeing 40 to Portland, crashed at Oakland, CA - the years 21st. Two envelopes to Portland bearing different types of 4 line 'Delayed' cachets, one endorsed by postmaster. (2) £50 to 65 N/S
225
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1934 KLM 'Uiver' crash near Rutbak Wells-Iraq 20.12.34 The Haig/Soerabaja official cover with flight cachet, another but Hilversum/Tangerang - Jara, another Zaandam/Batavia (N341220) (3) £45 to 55 N/S
226
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1935 Rossi & Codos forces landing in Cape Verde Isles 17.2.35 record attempt France/Argentina official card bearing black crash cachet (N350127aa), 1956 AIR FRANCE DC-3 crash near Lyon 27.1.56 Nice/Neuilly Sur Seine, charred cover with crash cachet accompanied by ambulance cover. (N560127a), 1969 Postal Night Flight crash on take off at Orly Paris 28.5.69 Paris/La Rochelle soiled cover with black crash cachet, Orly ambulance cover & Paris P.O. printed explanatory slip. (N690528b&d) £100 to 120 N/S
227
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
FRANCE 1935 Rossi & Codos 1st Non-stop flight to South America. Commemorative card franked 1f75 Paix, 5fr Mont St. Michel & 2f25 Bleriot. Plane forced to land at Cape Verde Islands, bears 'Raid Interrompu' cachet, VF. £30 to 35 £36.00
228    Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1936 Western Air Express crash at Salt Lake City 15.12.36 Riverside, California/Hartford, Conn cover with violet Damage cachet plus Salt Lake City P.O. ambulance cover dated 8.6.37 with Plane wrecked printed cachet, Another but with original letter Los Angeles/New York with two strikes of Damage crash cachet, Salt Lake City ambulance cover 14.9.37 incl. Airmail interruption printed cachet (AAMS 36.6). £50 to 70 N/S
229    Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
NIGERIA 1936 (17.2) 1st Official Flight to London, Kano-Maidugari leg; env. franked 2d & Maidugari-London cover franked 6d. (2) £25 to 30 N/S
230    Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
NIGERIA 1936 (22.10) Imperial Airways 1st Flights locally from Kano-Kaduna, Kano-Oshogbo, Kano-Minna, Minna-Lagos, Minna-Oshogbo, Oshogbo-Lagos, all envelopes franked 2d, fine. (6) £40 to 50 N/S
231    Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
NIGERIA 1936 (29.10) Lagos-London 1st Flight, series of illustrated envelopes for certain stages of the route, franked 2d for internal mail, 6d for England. The 6d frankings made up by pairs of the scarcer 3d, P.12½ x 13½, each bears 4 line dated flight cachet (17) £120 to 160 N/S
232
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
UNITED STATES 1936 (15.12) Western Air Express Boeing 247D - NC13370 Flight to New York, crashed into Lone Park Mountain, Salt Lake City, Utah & not found until following June. Three envelopes bearing different types of 'Delay' cachet + 1 official covering env. Also some photocopy newspaper cuttings. (4) £90 to 110 N/S
233
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1937 Panagra Sikorsky S43 crash at Cristobal-Canal Zone 3.8.37 Buenos Aires/New York reg cover with Panama Canal Bureau of Posts seal on reverse & crash cachet (1) £40 to 50 £54.00
234
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
GERMANY 1937 (12.3) Lufthansa D-ALIX Flight to Brazil, crashed into Gambia River, near Bathurst. Envelope to Sao Paulo, stamps washed off, bearing flight cachet & arrival c.d.s. No 'accident' cachet. £30 to 40 £42.00
235    Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1938 Cheyenne Flying Service crash landed at Newcastle WYO 19.5.38 cover from Bright with flight cachet AJP 1968 article accompanies, another but from Whitman, another from Leverett. (3) £50 to 65 N/S
236
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1939 Pan American S-43 flying boat crash on landing at Guanbara Bay-Rio De Janeiro 13.8.39 Detroit/Rio charred cover with single line cachet (N3908136), 1940 VASP 'cicade De Santos' crash at Rio 8.11.40 Rio/St.Paulo Ducati cover with VASP yellow label on Reverse, Obverse bears crash cachet. Scarce pair. (2) £100 to 120 N/S
237
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1940 Panair Do Brazil S43 crash on landing at Bahia 25.12.40 Ceara/Rio De Janeiro with crash cachet (N401225a), United Al Crash on landing at New York 11.4.42 St.Joseph Mo/New York cover with violet fine line delay crash cachet. (AAMS 42.2) (2) £65 to 85 N/S
238    Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
NIGERIA 1941 Pan-Am's FAM 22 Flight to Accra, Nigerian acceptance covers for return stages incl. Bathhurst, Gambia, Belem & Natal, Brazil, Trinidad, Puerto Rico & Miami. Frankings range from 1s6d to 3s. All bear 'First-Airmail USA-Nigeria' dated cachet. (6) £40 to 55 N/S
239
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1943 P.A.A. Clipper crash at Lisbon 22.2.43 New York/Worthing censored cover with violet crash cachet, GPO Sealed (N430222) (1) £40 to 50 £62.00
240
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1945 US Military crash December 45 Haverford Pa/Munich (APO 403) cover with Xmas card enclosure 17.12.45, crash cachet US Army 350 (Hilden) ambulance cover. 1945 November US Military Crash Heidelberg (APO 758)/New York cover bearing two line crash cachet. (2) £70 to 90 N/S
241
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1945 US Military crash probably in France March 1945 Los Angeles/Beaumont - France (APO 230) cover bearing two crash cachets incl. 'Burned in Plane Crash/Enveloped and Forwarded by / APO.111' (APO III was in Beaumont) Ex Eisendrath. (1) £40 to 55 N/S
242    Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1945 US Military crash cover Goose Bay Labrador 13.1.45. Southampton/New York charred cover bears printed explanation slip in red on cream (N450113) (1) £45 to 60 N/S
243
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1948 Eastern Airline crash at Boston 21.1.48 Havana/New York charred cover with Boston P.O. ambulance cover and explanatory note. (AAMS 48.2) 1949 American Airlines crash on landing at Dallas 29.11.49 New York/Tuscan cover bears three line magenta cachet (AAMS 48.4). 1951 Pan American crash in the bay at Kingston Jamaica 2.9.51 Manchester/Medellin, Columbia cover bears boxed four line crash cachet backstamped Barranquilla 14.9.51 (sealed). (3) £100 to 125 N/S
244
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1951 Deccan AW DC-3 Night flight crash at Calcutta Bombay/Calcutta cover bears two line crash cachet (N511121a), 1951 LAI DC-6 crash at Milan 23.12.51 Tucson Arizona/Rome cover with Milan P.O. ambulance cover with cachet, also a further Milan P.O. letter relating to another item (N511223 b & j) (3) £100 to 125 N/S
245
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1953 BOAC Comet I crash at Calcutta 2.5.53 Far East Forces Mail to Maidenhead Berks bears 3 line crash cachet, 1954 BOAC Constellation crash at Singapore 13.3.54 Chatsworth NSW/Margate airletter with boxed cachet, another but Wellington/Warrington. 1954 BOAC Cathay crash at Prestwick 25.12.54 London/New York airletter with boxed crash cachet. Refs N530502c, N540313, N541225a. (4) £75 to 90 £76.00
246
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1954 Philippine AL DC-6 crash near Rome 14.1.54 Osaka/London charred cover with Italian P.O. cachet, London Mt Pleasant ambulance cover 3.2.54 cds (N540114a) 1954 KLM Constellation crash at Shannon 5.9.54 Amsterdam/Baltimore Aerogramme bearing straight line cachet (N540905a) (2) £80 to 100 N/S
247
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1954 WESTERN AL crash near Gillette Wyoming 26.2.54 Laguna Beach, California cover with original letter returned to sender with Cheyenne P.O. letter of explanation (AAMS 54.1), 1955 RIDDLE AL crash near Hollywood SC 17.12.55 New York/Miami Beach charred cover with original enclosure crash cachet, P.O. ambulance cover (AAMS 55.8), 1955 EASTERN AL crash at Jacksonville 21.12.55 North Miami Beach/New York charred cover bears faint cachet, Jacksonville P.O. explanatory note (AAMS 55.9) (3) £70 to 90 N/S
248
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1955 SABENA DC-6 crash near Rome 13.2.55 Oxford/Leopoldville cover bears magenta 3 line crash cachet (N550123a) £50 to 65 N/S
249
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1959 TWA crash on take off at Chicago 23.11.59 New York/Selina, Calif charred First Day Cover, Chicago P.O. ambulance cover and explanatory slip. (AAMS 59.9) 1973 VARIG 707 crash near Orly, Paris 11.7.73 Toledo Brazil/London charred env repaired by P.O., Orley sorting office explanatory slip. (N770711a) (2) £80 to 100 N/S
250
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1968 BOAC 707 crash on take off at London Heathrow 8.4.68 Newport/Adelaide charred cover with easter card contents, Adelaide P.O. letter of explanation, 6th May variety, OHMS ambulance cover accompanies (N680408d) £50 to 65 £56.00
251
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1974 LUFTHANSA 707 crash at Nairobi 20.11.74 Koln/Durban charred edge cover with crash cachet (N741120a) £40 to 50 N/S
252
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1982 AIR INDIA 707 crash at Bombay in monsoon 22.6.82. Amritsar/London reg cover, Delhi P.O. ambulance cover and inventory of contents of letter, dated 30.6.82 & 1.7.82 Scarce (N820622b) £70 to 85 N/S
253
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1989 Avianca 727 crash near Bogota 27.11.89 Slough, Beres/Cali, Columbia cover bearing crash cashet, Rare item. £80 to 100 £80.00
 
   
       
   
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