Lot# 421 - Auction 227-233
Wreck Cover 1936: Cover from Cairo (Aug 21) to New York carried on ill-fated Short S.17 Flying Boat 'Scipio', stamps washed off due to the Crash-landing in Mirabella Bay, Crete as the aircraft became nose-heavy due to the tailpane being set at maximum incidence; the plane sinking in a few minutes. Passengers and mail were saved, this cover being struck with framed DAMAGED / BY SEA WATER in violet. A fine and scarce usage Nierinck 360822. Sandford pages 100-106.rnrnNote: The Daily Telegraph reported: 'The floor is ankle-deep in the stamps of almost every nation...'.
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Hammer price : 100 CHF
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