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Auction: 236 - Lot number: 304 << Previous   Next >>

Category: COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA - Postal History

Description: 1938-39 Empire Air Mail Scheme EAMS cover to GB with KGV 5d tied by 'SHIP MAIL ROOM/6MR39/MELBOURNE' cds. Nothing to look at but this is only the third cover identified as having been carried per 'Capella' which was wrecked on landing at Batavia AAMC #843a, Cat $900. NB: the plane was flying from Australia, not from GB as noted in the AAMC: see Proud 'Intercontinental Airmails Vol II: Asia & Australasia' at page 431 where it is stated 'On 11 March Capella struck a sunken wreck while landing at Batavia...'

Listed in: Postal History , AUSTRALIA , GREAT BRITAIN , Disaster , Flight Covers Commercial , Airmail Covers - Flying Boats

Estimate: AUD$ 1500.00

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