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Stamp auction - 4 February 2016 (realised prices)
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This auction took place on 4 February 2016. Estimates and realised prices are shown below for information only.
Sale 152 - Crash Covers
Lot Thumbnail   Description of lot Estimate Realised
 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) £55 to 70 £60.00
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1940 Pan Air 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 five line delay crash cachet. (AAMS 42.2) (2) £50 to 70 N/S
 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. £45 to 65 £60.00
 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) £50 to 70 N/S
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1955 (17th Dec) HOLLYWOOD SC cacheted crash cover from New York to Miami Beach with marginal enclosure, also Miami P.O. ambulance cover, 1959 (23rd Nov) Route 2 New York to L.A crash at Midway Airport, Chicago, salvaged mail bears DAMAGED BY FIRE IN/THE POSTAL SERVICE cachet, another salvaged burnt FDC from same crash. (3) £40 to 50 N/S
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