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BARBADOS 1946 airmail envelope addressed to the U.K. Franked horizontal pair 6d adhesives, the others washed off, tied CIRCULATION BRANCH G.P.O. BARBADOS c.d.s. 17 JY 46 Boxed DAMAGED/ BY/ SEA WATER cachet struck in violet. Unidentified wreck/crash.
BARBADOS

1946 airmail envelope addressed to the U.K. Franked horizontal pair 6d adhesives, the others washed off, tied 'CIRCULATION BRANCH G.P.O. BARBADOS' c.d.s. '17 JY 46' Boxed 'DAMAGED/ BY/ SEA WATER' cachet struck in violet. Unidentified wreck/crash.

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GAMBIA 1946 airmail envelope addressed to Kingston Jamaica. Dated machine cancellation "London 4 SEP 1946 Carried on British South American Airways York liner "Star Leader" The plane crashed shortly after takeoff from Yundum airfield and caught fire. A small amount of mail was recovered and forwarded with a handwritten note on the reverse.
GAMBIA 1946 airmail envelope addressed to Kingston Jamaica. Dated machine cancellation "London 4 SEP 1946 Carried on British South American Airways York liner "Star Leader" The plane crashed shortly after takeoff from Yundum airfield and caught fire. A small amount of mail was recovered and forwarded with a handwritten note on the reverse.
GAMBIA

1946 airmail envelope addressed to Kingston Jamaica. Dated machine cancellation "London 4 SEP 1946' Carried on British South American Airways York liner "Star Leader" The plane crashed shortly after takeoff from Yundum airfield and caught fire. A small amount of mail was recovered and forwarded with a handwritten note on the reverse.

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RHODESIA 1974 air mail envelope from Germany addressed to Johannesburg, re-directed to Bulawayo. Carried on a Lufthansa B 747, which crashed at Nairobi, with maroon bi-lingual cachet "RETRIEVED FROM AIR CRASH ON 29 NOVEMBER 1974 AT NAIROBI".
RHODESIA

1974 air mail envelope from Germany addressed to Johannesburg, re-directed to Bulawayo. Carried on a Lufthansa B 747, which crashed at Nairobi, with maroon bi-lingual cachet "RETRIEVED FROM AIR CRASH ON 29 NOVEMBER 1974 AT NAIROBI".

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HONG KONG 1960 charred airmail envelope from Victoria Hong Kong addressed to New York. The envelope was carried on the T.W.A. Lockheed Super Constellation which was involved in the mid air collision with a United D.C.8 over Brooklyn New York in which 134 people were killed. The only mail emainiting from Hong Kong recorded.
HONG KONG

1960 charred airmail envelope from Victoria Hong Kong addressed to New York. The envelope was carried on the T.W.A. Lockheed Super Constellation which was involved in the mid air collision with a United D.C.8 over Brooklyn New York in which 134 people were killed. The only mail emainiting from Hong Kong recorded.

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BRUNEI 1953 multi franked envelope with the address excised. Adhesives tied "BRUNEI" c.d.s. 30 AP 53 Three line "SALVAGED MAIL/"Comet" Crash Near Calcutta / 2nd May 1953 struck in violet on the front. Very rare eminating from Brunei.
BRUNEI 1953 multi franked envelope with the address excised. Adhesives tied "BRUNEI" c.d.s. 30 AP 53 Three line "SALVAGED MAIL/"Comet" Crash Near Calcutta / 2nd May 1953 struck in violet on the front. Very rare eminating from Brunei.
BRUNEI

1953 multi franked envelope with the address excised. Adhesives tied "BRUNEI" c.d.s. '30 AP 53' Three line "SALVAGED MAIL/"Comet" Crash Near Calcutta / 2nd May 1953' struck in violet on the front. Very rare eminating from Brunei.

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KENYA UGANDA TANGANYIKA 1938 envelope from Gloucester addressed to Kilindini stamps washed off. Carried on the "Boadicea which crashed in the English Channel. Five line crash cachet struck in red on the front
KENYA UGANDA TANGANYIKA

1938 envelope from Gloucester addressed to Kilindini stamps washed off. Carried on the "Boadicea' which crashed in the English Channel. Five line crash cachet struck in red on the front

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BAHAMAS 1954 Airmail envelope from Lancashire addressed to Nassau Bahamas. Boxed "SALVAGED MAIL / AIRCRAFT CRASH / PRESTWICK 25-12-54 struck in violet. Scarce acceptance.
BAHAMAS

1954 Airmail envelope from Lancashire addressed to Nassau Bahamas. Boxed "SALVAGED MAIL / AIRCRAFT CRASH / PRESTWICK 25-12-54' struck in violet. Scarce acceptance.

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GAMBIA 1937 airmail envelope originating in Vienna Austria addressed to Chile. The stamps have been washed off. The flight coming from Las Palmas (D-ALIX) arriving it circled the German vessel Ostmark prior to landing at Jeshawang, the aircraft crashed into the swamp. Scarce origin. Transit and receiving cancellations on the reverse.
GAMBIA

1937 airmail envelope originating in Vienna Austria addressed to Chile. The stamps have been washed off. The flight coming from Las Palmas (D-ALIX) arriving it circled the German vessel 'Ostmark' prior to landing at Jeshawang, the aircraft crashed into the swamp. Scarce origin. Transit and receiving cancellations on the reverse.

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GAMBIA 1937 airmail envelope from Berlin addressed to Sao Paulo Brazil with receiving cancellation on the reverse. The stamps have been washed off. The flight coming from Las Palmas (D -ALIX) The aircraft crashed into the swamp in The Gambia after attempting to land at Jeshawang  circling the German ship "Ostmark"
GAMBIA

1937 airmail envelope from Berlin addressed to Sao Paulo Brazil with receiving cancellation on the reverse. The stamps have been washed off. The flight coming from Las Palmas (D -ALIX) The aircraft crashed into the swamp in The Gambia after attempting to land at Jeshawang circling the German ship "Ostmark"

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SOUTH AFRICA 1951 crash cover stamp washed off with Ambulance envelope with manuscript "Salvaged from Plane Crash 15/10/51 This is the only recorded cover with a manuscript endorsement. The S.A.A. Dakota Paardeberg flying from Cape Town to Durban crashed in the Ingeli Mountains.
SOUTH AFRICA

1951 crash cover stamp washed off with Ambulance envelope with manuscript "Salvaged from Plane Crash 15/10/51' This is the only recorded cover with a manuscript endorsement. The S.A.A. Dakota 'Paardeberg' flying from Cape Town to Durban crashed in the Ingeli Mountains.

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SOUTH AFRICA 1951 envelope from Cape Town addressed to Natal. Franked 2d adhesive tied "CAPE TOWN" machine d/s 15 10 1951 Carried on S.A.A. "Paardeberg" flying from Cape Town to Durban crashed near Kokstad in the Ingeli Mountains killing the crew and 13 passengers. Straight line "SALVAGED CRASHED PLANE 15/10/51" struck in violet.
SOUTH AFRICA

1951 envelope from Cape Town addressed to Natal. Franked 2d adhesive tied "CAPE TOWN" machine d/s '15 10 1951' Carried on S.A.A. "Paardeberg" flying from Cape Town to Durban crashed near Kokstad in the Ingeli Mountains killing the crew and 13 passengers. Straight line "SALVAGED CRASHED PLANE 15/10/51" struck in violet.

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TRINIDAD 1954 airmail envelope from Germany addressed to Trinidad carried from London to New York on B.O.A.C. G-ALSA "CATHAY" Boeing Stratocrusier which skidded and crashed on landing at Prestwick Airport 28 passengers died in the accident. Crash cachet applied in violet. Scarce destination and origin
TRINIDAD

1954 airmail envelope from Germany addressed to Trinidad carried from London to New York on B.O.A.C. G-ALSA "CATHAY" Boeing Stratocrusier which skidded and crashed on landing at Prestwick Airport 28 passengers died in the accident. Crash cachet applied in violet. Scarce destination and origin

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JAMAICA 1954 envelope from Essex addressed to Jamaica carried on B.O.A.C. G-ALSA "CATHAY" Boeing Stratocrusier en-route from London to New York. The aircraft was coming into land at Prestwick airport when it skidded crashed and caught fire. Violet crash cachet. To a scarce destination. Receiving cancellation on the reverse.
JAMAICA

1954 envelope from Essex addressed to Jamaica carried on B.O.A.C. G-ALSA "CATHAY" Boeing Stratocrusier en-route from London to New York. The aircraft was coming into land at Prestwick airport when it skidded crashed and caught fire. Violet crash cachet. To a scarce destination. Receiving cancellation on the reverse.

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CAMEROON 1951 envelope from Port Gentil franked 20c French Equatorial Africa carried on Air France F-BBDO Douglas DC4 between Douala and Niamey in Niger All twenty nine passengers and crew were killed when the aircraft crashed into the Cameroon Mountains. French official tape placed around the edges.
CAMEROON 1951 envelope from Port Gentil franked 20c French Equatorial Africa carried on Air France F-BBDO Douglas DC4 between Douala and Niamey in Niger All twenty nine passengers and crew were killed when the aircraft crashed into the Cameroon Mountains. French official tape placed around the edges.
CAMEROON

1951 envelope from Port Gentil franked 20c French Equatorial Africa carried on Air France F-BBDO Douglas DC4 between Douala and Niamey in Niger All twenty nine passengers and crew were killed when the aircraft crashed into the Cameroon Mountains. French official tape placed around the edges.

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ITALY 1952 airmail envelope addressed to Italy from the U.S.A. Carried on Linee Aeree Italiane I-LUCK Douglas DC6 When attempting an instrument landing in heavy fog at Milan the aircraft crashed five miles short of the runway and was destroyed by fire. The envelope was placed in an ambulance cover which bears the four line crash cachet in violet.
ITALY

1952 airmail envelope addressed to Italy from the U.S.A. Carried on Linee Aeree Italiane I-LUCK Douglas DC6 When attempting an instrument landing in heavy fog at Milan the aircraft crashed five miles short of the runway and was destroyed by fire. The envelope was placed in an ambulance cover which bears the four line crash cachet in violet.

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GAMBIA 1937 envelope from Berlin addressed to Uruguay with receiving cancellation on the reverse.The stamps has been washed off. The flight coming from Las Palmas Arriving in The Gambia it circled the ship "Ostmark" prior to its landing at Jeshawang.  before crashing in the swamp
GAMBIA 1937 envelope from Berlin addressed to Uruguay with receiving cancellation on the reverse.The stamps has been washed off. The flight coming from Las Palmas Arriving in The Gambia it circled the ship "Ostmark" prior to its landing at Jeshawang.  before crashing in the swamp
GAMBIA

1937 envelope from Berlin addressed to Uruguay with receiving cancellation on the reverse.The stamps has been washed off. The flight coming from Las Palmas Arriving in The Gambia it circled the ship "Ostmark" prior to its landing at Jeshawang. before crashing in the swamp

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SARAWAK 1936 double rate envelope addressed to Ryde IOW Franked 50c adhesive tied "SIMANGGANG" c.d.s. 11 AU 36 Originally being carried by Dutch Air Mail service which has been crossed out. The cover was loaded on the Imperial Airways "Athena in Singapore to Karachi where it was loaded on the "Helena" to Alexandria, finally on the ill fated "SCIPIO" which crashed in Mirabella Bay Crete on August 22nd. The cachets "DAMAGED BY WATER" struck nin violet on the front & red on the reverse.
SARAWAK 1936 double rate envelope addressed to Ryde IOW Franked 50c adhesive tied "SIMANGGANG" c.d.s. 11 AU 36 Originally being carried by Dutch Air Mail service which has been crossed out. The cover was loaded on the Imperial Airways "Athena in Singapore to Karachi where it was loaded on the "Helena" to Alexandria, finally on the ill fated "SCIPIO" which crashed in Mirabella Bay Crete on August 22nd. The cachets "DAMAGED BY WATER" struck nin violet on the front & red on the reverse.
SARAWAK

1936 double rate envelope addressed to Ryde IOW Franked 50c adhesive tied "SIMANGGANG" c.d.s. '11 AU 36' Originally being carried by Dutch Air Mail service which has been crossed out. The cover was loaded on the Imperial Airways "Athena' in Singapore to Karachi where it was loaded on the "Helena" to Alexandria, finally on the ill fated "SCIPIO" which crashed in Mirabella Bay Crete on August 22nd. The cachets "DAMAGED BY WATER" struck nin violet on the front & red on the reverse.

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CEYLON 1943 censored envelope to the U.K.Five impressions of 20c red meter mark "COLOMBO" c.d.s. 7 VI 43 Typed etiquette on the front reads "Salvaged air mail Cairo - Karachi / despatch No 65" No no details of this wartime incident have been recorded.
CEYLON 1943 censored envelope to the U.K.Five impressions of 20c red meter mark "COLOMBO" c.d.s. 7 VI 43 Typed etiquette on the front reads "Salvaged air mail Cairo - Karachi / despatch No 65" No no details of this wartime incident have been recorded.
CEYLON

1943 censored envelope to the U.K.Five impressions of 20c red meter mark "COLOMBO" c.d.s. '7 VI 43' Typed etiquette on the front reads "Salvaged air mail Cairo - Karachi / despatch No 65" No no details of this wartime incident have been recorded.

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CEYLON 1936 taxed envelope to Manchester, the cover is water stained with the majority of the stamps floated off. The 1c has been re affixed tied "COLOMBO" c.d.s. The envelope was carried on Imperial Airways "Scipio" The crash slip is similar to Nierinck 360822 vv except the word "Scipio" begins and ends with inverted commas.
CEYLON

1936 taxed envelope to Manchester, the cover is water stained with the majority of the stamps floated off. The 1c has been re affixed tied "COLOMBO" c.d.s. The envelope was carried on Imperial Airways "Scipio" The crash slip is similar to Nierinck 360822 'vv' except the word "Scipio" begins and ends with inverted commas.

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TRINIDAD & TOBAGO 1941 envelope from Tadworth Surrey. The stamps on the cover washed off when the seaplane from Miami nose dived into the harbour at San Juan, Puerto Rico. (Pan Am Airways N15066 Sikorsky S-4/43 Hydravion "Dominican Clipper") Straight line "RECEIVED IN DAMAGED CONDITION" struck in violet applied in Port of Spain.
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

1941 envelope from Tadworth Surrey. The stamps on the cover washed off when the seaplane from Miami nose dived into the harbour at San Juan, Puerto Rico. (Pan Am Airways N15066 Sikorsky S-4/43 Hydravion "Dominican Clipper") Straight line "RECEIVED IN DAMAGED CONDITION" struck in violet applied in Port of Spain.

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NEW GUINEA 1936 airmail envelope to the UK 1/- 2/- The 3d adhesive has been washed off,adhesives tied "WAU" c.d.s. 5 AUG 36 The envelope was carried from Australia on Imperial Airways G-ABFA "SCIPIO" Short S.17 Kent Class. Boxed "DAMAGED BY SEAWATER" struck in black. The aircraft coming from Alexandria to Brindisi had engine trouble making a forced landing in the Mirabella Bay. The only recorded cover from New Guinea.
NEW GUINEA

1936 airmail envelope to the UK 1/- 2/- The 3d adhesive has been washed off,adhesives tied "WAU" c.d.s. '5 AUG 36' The envelope was carried from Australia on Imperial Airways G-ABFA "SCIPIO" Short S.17 Kent Class. Boxed "DAMAGED BY SEAWATER" struck in black. The aircraft coming from Alexandria to Brindisi had engine trouble making a forced landing in the Mirabella Bay. The only recorded cover from New Guinea.

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NORTH BORNEO 1954 airmail envelope from Australia carried on BOAC G-ALAM en-route from Sydney to London, it crashed at Kallang Airport on 13th March. Boxed crash cachet struck in red. Very rare acceptance addressed to Jesselton.
NORTH BORNEO

1954 airmail envelope from Australia carried on BOAC G-ALAM en-route from Sydney to London, it crashed at Kallang Airport on 13th March. Boxed crash cachet struck in red. Very rare acceptance addressed to Jesselton.

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SOUTH AFRICA 1939 crash cover from Southampton addressed to Durban carried on the flying boat Challenger which crashed off Mozambique. Boxed bilingual "FLYING BOAT CORRESPONDENCE DAMAGED BY SEA WATER" struck in violet.
SOUTH AFRICA

1939 crash cover from Southampton addressed to Durban carried on the flying boat Challenger which crashed off Mozambique. Boxed bilingual "FLYING BOAT CORRESPONDENCE DAMAGED BY SEA WATER" struck in violet.

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NAURU 1935 registered envelope to the U.K. adhesives floated off with violet boxed cachet "DAMAGED BU/SEA WATER/IN AIRPLANE/ACCIDENT" struck in violet. Registration label still adheres. Rare Origin.
NAURU

1935 registered envelope to the U.K. adhesives floated off with violet boxed cachet "DAMAGED BU/SEA WATER/IN AIRPLANE/ACCIDENT" struck in violet. Registration label still adheres. Rare Origin.

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NEW ZEALAND 1988 window envelope cancelled "CHRISTCHURCH" machine d/s 21 10 88 with two line "DAMAGED BY FIRE IN MAIL CONTACTORS / VAN WHEN NEAR GERALDINE 25 10 88 Forwarded in Ambulance envelope together with a note from N.Z. post.
NEW ZEALAND

1988 window envelope cancelled "CHRISTCHURCH" machine d/s '21 10 88' with two line "DAMAGED BY FIRE IN MAIL CONTACTORS / VAN WHEN NEAR GERALDINE 25 10 88' Forwarded in 'Ambulance' envelope together with a note from N.Z. post.

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MAURITIUS 1969 registered airmail envelope to Haifa Israel (stamps washed off) cancelled part "REGISTERED POST OFFICE MAURITIUS" c.d.s. 1 AP 69 During the journey the envelope appears to have been involved in an unrecorded air crash. Arriving in Haifa on 28th April. On the front Israeli violet boxed crash cachet.
MAURITIUS

1969 registered airmail envelope to Haifa Israel (stamps washed off) cancelled part "REGISTERED POST OFFICE MAURITIUS" c.d.s. '1 AP 69' During the journey the envelope appears to have been involved in an unrecorded air crash. Arriving in Haifa on 28th April. On the front Israeli violet boxed crash cachet.

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Canada 1954 airmail envelope to Vancouver Canada adhesives tied "AMSTERDAM CENTRAL" c.d.s. 5 1V 1954" Two line "SALVAGED FROM / T.C.A. WRECK" The aircraft crashed at Moose Jaw with inspectors cancellation on the reverse.
Canada 1954 airmail envelope to Vancouver Canada adhesives tied "AMSTERDAM CENTRAL" c.d.s. 5 1V 1954" Two line "SALVAGED FROM / T.C.A. WRECK" The aircraft crashed at Moose Jaw with inspectors cancellation on the reverse.
Canada

1954 airmail envelope to Vancouver Canada adhesives tied "AMSTERDAM CENTRAL" c.d.s. '5 1V 1954" Two line "SALVAGED FROM / T.C.A. WRECK" The aircraft crashed at Moose Jaw with inspectors cancellation on the reverse.

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