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Stamp auction - 14 March 2013 (realised prices)
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This auction took place on 14 March 2013. Estimates and realised prices are shown below for information only.
Sale 144 - Crash Covers
Lot Thumbnail   Description of lot Estimate Realised
255
 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 Lockheed C60 cover, both scarce, Ref N450930. (2) £100 to 130 £130.00
256
 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) £60 to 75 N/S
257    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 N/S
258
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1931 Francis Chichester solo flight Australia/Japan crashed at Katsuma Japan 15.8.31 Manila/Iceland cover with crash cachet & pilot signed. £50 to 65 N/S
259
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1938 Cheyenne Flying Service crash landed at Newcastle, Wyo 19.5.38 cover from Keeline bears flight cachet incl. AJP (April 1968) article about crash, another but from Manville, another but from Jireh, another but from Lance Creek, all bear appropriate cachets. (4) £70 to 90 N/S
260
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1939 Pan Am S-43 flying boat crash on landing at Guanabara Bay, Rio De Janeiro Fortaleza Brazil/Sao Paulo Bank of London cover bears single line cachet & back stamp, Ref. N390813b, cover charred at SE corner. £45 to 55 N/S
261
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1939 Pan Am S-43 flying boat crash on landing at Guanabara Bay, Rio De Janeiro 13.8.39 Greenwich, Conn/Rio cover bears single line cachet & back stamp, Ref. N390813b. £45 to 55 N/S
262
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1939 Pan Am S-43 flying boat crash on landing at Guanabara Bay, Rio De Janeiro 13.8.39 illustrated Panair cover to Rio, bears single line cachet & Lapa & Manha back stamps, Ref. N390813b. (1) £45 to 55 £45.00
263
 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. £70 to 90 N/S
264
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1942 United AL crash on landing at New York 11.4.42 Toledo Ohio/New York cover bears 'Damaged' 4 line violet cachet, Ref. AAMS 42.2, 1945 US Military crash near Goose Bay, Labrador 13.1.45 USS LST 295 (US Navy)/Toledo cover bears Naval censor cachet, printed explanation slip, N.Y.P.O ambulance cover accompanies. (2) £70 to 85 £86.00
265    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) £65 to 90 N/S
266
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1944-45 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) £100 to 120 N/S
267
 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) £65 to 80 N/S
268
 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) £35 to 45 £46.00
269
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1951 Deccan AW DC-3 night flight crash at Calcutta 26.11.51 Bombay/Calcutta cover bears 2 line crash cachet and back stamp, Ref. N511121a. (1) £40 to 50 £52.00
270
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1953 B.O.A.C G-ALYV crash on take-off from Calcutta 2.5.53 Hong Kong/London, linen lined crumpled cover with multiple franking ($13) and 3 line crash cachet, Ref. N530502a. £40 to 50 £82.00
271
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1953 B.O.A.C G-ALYV crash on take-off 2.5.53 from Calcutta reg cover Singapore/Glasgow, bears three line cachet with 'Galcutta' error, Ref. N53052b. £40 to 50 £120.00
272
 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) £35 to 45 N/S
273
 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) £40 to 50 N/S
274
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1954 B.O.A.C Constellation crash at Singapore 13.3.54, NSW Australia/Singapore cover with red crash cachet Ref. N540313a, another B.O.A.C 'Cathay' crash at Prestwick 25.12.54 London/New York metered franking cover with purple boxed crash cachet, Ref. N541225a, another but Middlesex/Washington DC forces mail cover with cachet & back stamp, Ref. N541225a. Photo of aircraft accompanies. (4) £50 to 65 £50.00
275
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1954 Philippine AL DC-6 crash near Rome 14.1.54 Tientsin China/London cover with Italian & British P.O cachets, Ref. N540114a and f. (1) £40 to 50 £2300.00
276    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 N/S
277    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) £45 to 55 N/S
278
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1955 Riddle AL crash near Hollywood S.C 17.12.55 New York/Miami, charred cover with original enclosure, bears 2 line crash cachet, Ref. AAMS558, 1953 B.O.A.C Comet G-ALYV crash on take-off from Calcutta, Kuala Lumpur/London cover with meter franking & 3 line cachet, Ref. N530502a, 1954 B.O.A.C Constellation crash at Singapore, Melbourne/Bedford cover bearing crash cachet, 1954 B.O.A.C Cathay London/New Jersey badly burned part cover with cachet & contents, Ref. N541225a. £50 to 65 £76.00
279
 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) £40 to 55 N/S
280
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1974 Lufthansa 747 crash at Nairobi 20.11.74 Nairobi/Swaziland cover, unusual destination, bears crash cachet, Ref. N741120a. £45 to 55 N/S
 
   
       
   
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