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AIR CRASH COVERS - September 2016

I have a large stock of air crash covers.  This is a small selection of my stock.  Please send me an email and let me know what type of crash covers you are interested in.

Prices are plus actual postage

210806 - U.S. Government Trans-Continental air mail route, crash at Elko, Nevada on 6 August 1921.  Pilot William F. Blanchfield's plane caught fire on landing and was destroyed.  Small cover (front only) from San Francisco to Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, postmarked San Francisco AUG 5, 1921.  The cachet that was applied is from the 210716, but "S.F.CALIF.JULY I6" has been scratched out.  This cachet is unlisted for 210806.  Very rare.  $250.00

210806

240905 - Crash cover from an unknown crash, 24 cent airmail stamp, postmarked New York, NY SEP 5, 1924, addressed to Los Angeles, California, with single line black cachet "AIR WRECK".  Backstamped San Francisco, Calif. with Air-Mail slogan cancel, SEP 7.  $50.00 - SOLD

240905 AIR CRASH

290322 - National Air Transport crash at Harmon, Illinois.  Legal cover postmarked at Arkansas, Kansas MAR 21/1929, addressed to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Chicago Post Office mimeograph  explanation as shown in the American Air Mail Catalogue. - Very scarce cover - $125.00

290322 NAT Harmon, IL

300219 - NYRBA - Legal size cover from triple crashes - postmarked Buenos Aires 19 Feb 1939, with 1st flight cachet - no backstamps - $125.00

300219 NYRBA.jpg

NEW May 1929 – Pan American Airways Fake Crash Cover, Berry Islands, Bahamas.  Small cover from Albany, NY, postmarked May 1, 1929, addressed to Walter Hess, Nassau, Bahamas.  Manuscript cachet reading “Air Maildelayed/by Crash at/Berry Islands/May 4”.  There was never any such crash.  These covers were contrived by Mr. Hess.  I have researched this extensively and have determined that there was no such crash.  My article, published in the American Air Mail Society’s Airpost Journal is included.  $50.00

May 1929 Berry Islands

310505 - Pacific Air Transport (predecessor of United Air Lines) crashed at Burbank, California.  Legal size cover postmarked San Diego, CA May 5/1931, addressed to San Francisco, CA with purple two line cachet "Received in bad condition at/San francisco, Cal."  Very scarce crash cover.  $100.00

310505 Pacific Air Transport.jpg 

330728 - TWA crash at Kansas City, MO.  Special Delivery cover from East Orange, New Jersey to Albuquerque, New Mexico, with 8 cent winged globe airmail stamp. The other stamp was washed off.  Nice clean crash cachet.  Backstamped Chicago andAlbuquerque.  $75.00

330728 Spec. Del. cover

340219 - U.S. Army Emergency Service. 1st flight from Atlanta to Boston, crashed at Greenville, South Carolina. Nice clean cover from Atlanta, GA to South Orange, New Jersey, with South Orange backstamp dated FEB 21.  Very scarce. $60.00

340219 Greenville, SC.jpg

331121 - American Airlines crash at El Paso, Texas.  Cover from Montreal, Quebec, Canada to Phoenix, Arizona.  Burned around edges and stamps still intact.  Very scarce from Canada for this crash.  - $125.00

331121 AA from Montreal

340219 - U.S. Army Emergency Service. 1st flight from Atlanta to Boston, crashed at Greenville, South Carolina. Nice clean cover from Air Mail Field, Atlanta to North Conway, New Hampshire, with North Conway backstamp, and autographed by the pilot Lt. E.T. Garman. Very scarce with pilot autograph. $100.00

340219 pilot autograph

340222 - U.S. Army Emergency Service. Flight from Chicago, Illinois to Newark, New Jersey, Pilot Lt. Durward O. Lowry crashed at Deshler.  Postmarked Pueblo, Colorado FEB 20/1934. Very scarce. $75.00

340222 Deshler, OH.jpg

350901 - Western Air Express crash at Burbank, California. Postmarked Los Angeles SEP 1/1935, addressed to Clinton, Iowa. Burned on left & right edges. No Cachet. American Air Mail Catalogue says three covers reported, thus a very scarce cover. $200.00

350901 Burbank

360114 - American Airlines crash at Goodwin, Arkansas on 14 Jan 1936.  6 cent Airmail stamped envelope from Dallas, Texas to Little Rock, Arkansas, postmarked JAN 14/1936, three line magenta cachet "Recovered From/Wrecked Plane/Goodwin,Ark.1-14" - Very scarce crash. $90.00

360114 AA Goodwin, Ark

360929 - Imperial Airways "Athena", caught fire before take-off from New Delhi, India. Cover from Ayr, Scotland to Calcutta, India. Burned on left edge, no cachet as usual.  Very scarce to India. $150.00

 

360929

 

371001c & j (Sanford no.) - Imperial Airways “Courtier” crash at Phaleron Bay, Greece - Cover from  Tel Aviv, Palestine to Berlin, Germany with ‘c’ cachet & ‘j’ label on reverse - $350.00

371001 Courtier c and j.jpg

 

371001c & j (Sanford no.) - Imperial Airways “Courtier” crash at Phaleron Bay, Greece - Cover from  Tel Aviv, Palestine to Heilbronn, Germany with ‘c’ cachet & ‘j’ label on reverse - $350.00

371001 c and j Pal-Ger.jpg

 

371001c & j (Sanford no.) - Imperial Airways “Courtier” crash at Phaleron Bay, Greece - Cover from  Ein Harod, Palestine to Meckenheim, Germany with ‘c’ cachet & ‘j’ label on reverse - $350.00

371001 c & j Ein Harod

371001c & j (Sanford no.) + unlisted German cachet reading: "Ohne Marke/eingegangen" (forwarded without stamp) - Cover from Tel Aviv, Palestine to Berlin, Germany - type 'c' cachet & 'j' label on reverse - $350.00

371001 c & j + unl German cachet.jpg

371001c & j (Sanford no.)  - Imperial Airways "Courtier" crash at  Phaleron Bay, Greece - Cover from Tel Aviv, Palestine to Berlin, Germany - type 'c' cachet & 'j' label on reverse - Manuscript K.L.M.", which meant the sender intended for the cover to go on the KLM service, but it missed the KLM flight and was put on the Imperial flight. - Unusual  $300.00

371001 c & j

371001c & j (Sanford no.) - Imperial Airways "Courtier" crash at  Phaleron Bay, Greece - Cover from Tel Aviv, Palestine to Koln, Germany - type 'c' cachet & 'j' label on reverse - $350.00

371001 c & j to Koln

NEW 371006 - KLM DC-3 "Specht" crash at Palembang, Indonesia on 6 October 1937 - Small cover postmarked at Tegal, Java 5 Oct. 37, addressed to Den Haag, Holland.  No cachet but a rare crash cover.  $125.00

371006 KLM Specht

371205 (Sanford no.) - Imperial Airways flying boat "Cygnus" crash at Brindisi, Italy on 5 Dec. 1937. Cover from Haifa, Palestine to London, stamp still intact, no cachet, but "G.R." sealing tape on reverse.  - Scarce from Palestine - $150.00

371205 Palest.-LON

NEW  371205b (Sanford no.) - Imperial Airways flying boat "Cygnus" crash at Brindisi, Italy on 5 Dec. 1937.  Small cover from Cairo, Egypt to Amsterdam, Holland.  Stamp soaked off, and London post office G. R. General Post Office sealing tape on the back.  Scarce to Holland. $150.00

371205b to Holland

NEW   371205b (Sanford no.) - Imperial Airways flying boat "Cygnus" crash at Brindisi, Italy on 5 Dec. 1937.  Small cover from Tel Aviv, Jerusalem to New York, NY.  Stamp still intact, and small London post office G. R. General Post Office sealing tape on the back.  Scarce to USA. $150.00

371205b to New York

380323b - Air France crash at Cinq Croix, France - small registered cover from Cote d'Ivoire, Africa to France.  Unlisted French sealing labels on reverse.  Very scarce from Cote d'Ivoire - $200.00

380323b AF from Cote d'Ivoire.jpg

390612aa (Sanford no.) - Imperial Airways flying boat "Centurion" crash at Calcutta, India on 12 June 1939.  Small cover from India to London with type 'aa' cachet and London post office sealing label on the back.  Very scarce cachet.  $85.00

390612 aa

390612n (Sanford no.) - Imperial Airways flying boat "Centurion" crash at Calcutta, India on 12 June 1939.  Small cover from Kooringa, Australia to London with type 'n' cachet (inverted "S" in "SALVAGED" & inverted "N" in "CENTURION", and London post office E. R. sealing tape on the back.  Very scarce cachet variety.  $110.00
 

390612 n


390612 (Sanford no.) - Imperial Airways flying boat "Centurion" crash at Calcutta, India on 12 June 1939.  Small cover from Singapore to Ipswich, Suffolk, England with partial cachet (impossible to determine exactly which variety) and London post office sealing label on the back.  Very scarce from Singapore.  $110.00

390612 from Singapore

390612 b & e (Sanford nos.) - Imperial Airways flying boat "Centurion" crash at Calcutta, India on 12 June 1939.  Small cover from New South Wales, Australia to Cambridge, England with type 'e' cachet on front and type 'b' cachet on front, and London post office sealing label on the back, which is covering the cachet.  Type 'e' cachet is very scarce. $150.00

390612 b and e

390612 x (Sanford no.) - Imperial Airways flying boat "Centurion" crash at Calcutta, India on 12 June 1939.  Small cover from Hobart, Tasmania, Australia to England with type 'x' cachet with "M" missing in "MAIL". Very scarce cachet variety. $160.00

390612 x

390612 o (Sanford no.) - Imperial Airways flying boat "Centurion" crash at Calcutta, India on 12 June 1939.  Small cover from Melbourne, Australia to Kelmanthorpe, Yorkshire, England with type 'o' cachet with "S" missing in "SALVAGED".  Very scarce cachet variety. $125.00

390612 o

411030 ON - American Airlines crash at Sheddon, Ontario, Canada. Legal cover from New York, NY to Kenosha, Wisconsin with three line lavender cachet as in American Air Mail Catalogue + Detroit, Michigan ambulance cover. Very scarce and underpriced in Catalogue. $350.00

411030 ON AA Sheddon.jpg

411030 ON - American Airlines crash at Sheddon, Ontario, Canada. Legal cover from Buffalo, NY to Dearborn, Michigan with three line lavender cachet as in American Air Mail Catalogue.  Very scarce and underpriced in Catalogue. $350.00

411030 ON Buffalo

440210 - American Airlines crash at Memphis, Tennessee. Small cover from California to Wisconsin with "DAMAGE" cachet as in American Air Mail Catalogue. Very scarce and underpriced in Catalogue. $125.00

440210 AA Memphis.jpg

440829b - BOAC crash at Kinnekule, Sweden. Cover from Gothenburg, Sweden to Chicago, Illinois, USA, with U.S. censor tape.  Very nice cover & very scarce. $400.00.

440829b

441124 - U.S. Military aircraft crash somewhere in the Pacific Ocean.  Small cover from U.S. Army A.P.O. (957) postmarked Nov. 10/1944, addressed to Chicago, Illinois, with boxed two line magenta cachet "Unavoidably/Damaged in Transit" - Scarce - $250.00

441124 Military.jpg

NEW  491129 - American Airlines crash at Dallas, Texas - 29 November 1949.  Legal size airmail cover from New York to Tulsa, Oklahoma, meter postmark NOV 28' 49, with Tulsa Post Office mimeo explanation which is unlisted in the American Air Mail Catalogue.  Scarce - 75.00

491129 Unlisted Tulsa


511214 - Swissair crash at Amsterdam, Netherlands.  Small cover addressed to Amsterdam, variety of label from Amsterdam Post Office (slightly different than the one shown in Nierinck) & Amsterdam ambulance cover.  Very scarce label variety and with ambulance cover. - $400.00.

511214

540313a - BOAC Lockheed Constellation “Belfast” crash at Singapore. Legal size registered cover from Cambridge, New Zealand to London, England.  Registered cover are unusual. - $40.00

540313 Registered

NEW  571116 – Aquila Airways Solent flying boat “Sydney” at Isle of Wight, England.  Original enclosure and ambulance cover from a UK post office, addressed to Funchal, Portugal, with two line magenta cachet as shown in Nierinck.  The original cover is missing.  Includes small magazine article with photo of crashed aircraft.  One of only two covers recorded, so Very Rare. $1,000

571116 Ambulance

571116 enclosure

680408a - BOAC crash at London, England. Aerogramme from Zambia to Israel with type 'a' cachet applied in Tel Aviv.  Rare from Zambia. $250.00

680408a from Zambia.jpg


680408a - BOAC crash at London, England. Postcard from England to Israel with type 'a' cachet applied in Tel Aviv.  $200.00

680408a postcard 001

700727 – Flying Tiger Lines rash at Nana, Okinawa.  Small cover from Oakland, Calif. to SF 96235, which was military mail to Johnna AFB, Okinawa and later at Tan Son Nhut AFB, Vietnam.  Has two line magenta cachet “Damaged/Aircraft Accident”, which is unlisted in the American Air Mail Catalogue.  Very rare.  $200.00

700727

850504 - Gordon Bennett Balloon Race at Palm Springs, California - balloon "Starkey", which crashed.  Flight cachets & "CRASH COVER" cachet.  Scarce. $25.00

Balloon Starkey

850504 - Gordon Bennett Balloon Race at Palm Springs, California - balloon "Benihana", which crashed.  Flight cachets & "CRASH COVER" cachet.  Scarce. $25.00

Balloon Benihana

The following are Aircraft Accident Reports from the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB).  They are very useful for collectors of crash covers.

Aircraft Crashes - Volume I - 1934-1944, on CD-ROM. Pub. by Media Surplus, Kearny, MO - PDF file format - US$15.00 plus postage

Aircraft Crashes - Volume I I- 1945-1955, on CD-ROM. Pub. by Media Surplus, Kearny, MO - PDF file format - US$15.00 plus postage

Aircraft Crashes - Volume 3 - 1956-1965, on CD-ROM. Pub. by Media Surplus, Kearny, MO - PDF file format - US$15.00 plus postage

TRAIN WRECK COVERS

 

121003 - Boston, Springfield & New York RPO Train 53 wreck at Westport, Connecticut.  Small cover postmarked Boston, Massachusetts. Oct. 3/1912.  Burned along bottom edge. $200.00

121003 cover

Southern Pacific Train Wrecks - 1914-1987, on CD-ROM. Pub. by Media Surplus, Kearny, MO - Official Government train wreck investigation reports - PDF file format - US$15.00 plus postage

 

310919 - Small cover from train fire in Ogden & Ogden train 5, on September 19, 1931 between Hanna and Rawlins, Wyoming.  On back is a label applied by a post office with a three line typed inscription reading "Damaged by fire in/Omaha & Ogden Train 5,/September 19, 1931." - $75.00

310919 Omaha and Ogden train fire

 

320912 - Small cover from Southern Pacific train wreck at Crystal Lake, Calif. - Meter franking New York, NY SEP 8'32, addressed to (window envelope), with two line violet cachet "Received in bad condition at/Oakland, Calif. plus manuscript date 9/12/32 From Train Wreck plus 'CLYDE E. SMITH/CARRIER #63 M./OAKLAND, CALIF." - Scarce - US$60.00

320912 Crystal Lake.jpg

 

361111 - Legal size cover from train #34 wreck at Big Sugar Creek Bridge, near Indianapolis, Indiana. Postmarked Louisville, Kentucky NOV 10/1936, addressed to Cincennati, Ohio. $200.00

361111

 

1.  Small cover from wreck of Ogden & LA wreck 22 Aug. 37.  Meter franking Irvington, New Jersey AUG 19, 37, addressed to Los Angeles, Calif. with red two line cachet "DAMAGED BY FIRE" - See La Catastrophe, whole no. 41, A45 for more information. US$125.00

370822 Train wreck.jpg

 2.  Not used

 

3.  Legal cover from wreck of Ogden & LA wreck 22 Aug. 37.  Postmarked New York, NY AUG 19/1937, to Los Angeles, with two line magenta cachet "DAMAGED BY FIRE/OG&LA TR. AUG 22" - US$100.00

370822 Train wreck 2.jpg

 

4.  Legal cover from wreck of Ogden & LA wreck 22 Aug. 37.  Meter franking Moston, MA AUG 19/1937, addressed to ? (window envelope) with purple three line cachet "DAMAGED BY/FIRE TR.5 AUG22/OGDEN & L A" - See La Catastrophe, whole no. 41, A45 for more information. US$100.00

370822 Train wreck 3.jpg

 

5.  Not used

 

6.  On 28 February 1952, a flaming petrol tanker loaded with 6,800 gallons of 100 octane fuel, crashed through a guard rail and exploded on the main railway line east of Ogden, Utah.  Almost immediately, a Union Pacific express train emerged from a tunnel and plunged into the flaming wreckage.  The train was swept by fire and nine coaches were largely destroyed.  It was the largest loss of mail in U.S. history. Legal cover - US$75.00

520228 Train wreck.jpg 

 

6A. – Another legal cover from 520228 at Ogden, Utah – US$90.00

520228 train wreck 2.jpg

 

7.  NEW 4/5 January 1954.  Cover damaged by R.R. Casualty at Fresno, Calif., meter postmark Jan-4'54, addressed to Fresno.  Burned on left side, magenta cachet as shown in Railway Disaster Mail. Only the 2nd cover recorded. Rare. $175.00

4 or 5 Jan. 1954 train wreck

 

8.  Damaged by fire – June 2, 1941 OG & SF TR. 21 – no information available – large documents cover – US$40.00

410602 train wreck.jpg

 

9.  Fire in railway storage car while enroute to Portland, Oregon – April 9, 1960 – US$75.00 – cover is not as large as a legal cover – see A46 in La Catastrophe – Whole no. 42, page 18

600409 train wreck.jpg

 

10.  Small cover from fire in U.S. Mail car on May 4, 1946 in transit on Seaboard Air Line Railway train No. 2, with Savannah, GA Post Office mimeo label.  Very scarce train wreck cover - $100.00

460504 train wreck.jpg

 

11.  Legal cover with meter franking New York JUL-3'52, addressed to Phoenix, AZ – US$125.00 – see details below

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4 July 1952

 

 

Fire at North Philadelphia Station, Pennsylvania, USA

DAMAGED BY FIRE
IN STORAGE CAR

 

Type 1 cachet in black or magenta

 

DAMAGED BY FIRE
     IN STORAGE CAR

 

Type 2 cachet

 

 

Fire was discovered in the mails aboard the Pennsylvania Railroad’s train No. 11 (New York to St. Louis), as it pulled into the North Philadelphia Station at 12:32 a.m. on 4 July 1952. A considerable amount of the mail was destroyed. It took Post Office workers three days to re-envelope and forwarded the salvaged mail.

Press cutting available.

 

Ref.:           Luc van Bogaert

                   Robin

                   David Morrison & Rod Dyke

 

 

 

12.  Legal cover from train fire near Pocatello, Idaho on 9 April 1960.  Postmarked Wichita, Kansas APR 8/1960, addressed to Salem, Oregon, so it was definitely in the fire.  Slightly burned on bottom left corner.  No cachet, but it was definitely in the fire.  Two short newspaper clippings are included.  Listed in Hoggarth & Gwynn Worldwide Train Wrecks as 600409.  Very scarce. $50.00

9 Apr 1960 train fire 

 

13.  Legal cover from Boston & Albany Train 143 wreck on or about 3 October 1963, includes Los Angeles Post Office mimeo & scarce ambulance cover – US$125.00

 

631003 train wreck

 

14.  Cover from train wreck near Stockholm, Sweden on 6 September 1954.  Meter franking at Vienna, Austria dated 3 Sep. 54, addressed to Stockholm, with four line purple cachet in Swedish, which translates: "This postal package has been delayed because of the train accident in Rörvik 6.9.1954. Postadministration in Stockholm D".  Very scarce. US$125.00

540906 Rorvik train wreck.jpg

15.  Front of wrapper from Canadian National Railway (CNR) train wreck near Hornepayne, Ontario Canada on 13 February 1960.  The passenger train made a head-on collision with a freight train.  Details from newspapers available on request.  The wrapper has a large magenta cachet “SALVAGED FROM/C.N.R TRAIN WRECK”.  This is the only recorded item from this wreck, and is thus very rare.  $400.00

600215 CNR Train Wreck.jpg

16. Small cover from ?? (postmark illegible) to Spring Valley, California, accompanied by U.S Post Office, San Francisco mimeograph slip, explain that the cover was in a fire on Boston & Albany train 143 of Sep. 18, 1963, forwarded from Albany, NY on Sep. 19. Also, accompanied by San Francisco P.O. ambulance cover. Unlisted in “Railway Disaster Mail” by Hoggarth & Gwynn. Very scarce. $200.00.

690919 Albany Train Wreck cover   690919 Abany Ambulance

SHIP WRECK COVERS

050306 - Wreck of ship SS Cairo, which ran ashore at the port of Alexandria, Egypt. Small mourning cover from Cadiz, Spain to Suez.  Very unusual cover. $300.00

050306 SS Cairo.jpg

090228 - Wreck of ship SS Ville d'Alger collision with SS Orleanais in Marseilles harbor - small cover from ? to Paris with type 1 cachet as in Maritime Disaster Mail. The stamp has washed off, so it is not possible to determine the origin of the cover.  Scarce. $350.00

090228 Ville d'Alger type 1.jpg

290908 - The steamer "Heimdall" ran aground and sank near Vaxholm, Sweden on 8 September 1929, while on the way from Stockholm to Åbo and Helsink, Finland.  All the passengers and crew members were saved.  On 10 September, divers recovered 209 bags of mail, together with some other cargo.  The mails were returned to Stockholm and dried.  After drying, most were forwarded, bearing the Swedish label as shown on this cover.  The label translates: "The enclosed letter has been / damaged by water in the wreck / of steampship 'Heimdalls' on the 8 September 1929 in / Stockholm's archipelago. / Post Director for / Stockholm District."  Cover from Davos, Switzerland to Finland. $160.00

Heimdall ship wreck.jpg

410128 - The Dutch steamer "SS Alhena" ran aground at Pladdy Rock, near South Rock, South Bay, County Down, Northern Ireland.  Cover from London, England to Tel Aviv, Palestine with E.R. sealing tape and two line boxed black cachet "DAMAGED BY SEA/WATER" on reverse.  $185.00

410128 SS Alhena shipwreck 1.jpg

410128 - The Dutch steamer "SS Alhena" ran aground at Pladdy Rock, near South Rock, South Bay, County Down, Northern Ireland.  Cover from Kidderminster, England to Tel Aviv, Palestine with single line magenta cachet "DAMAGED BY SEA-WATER" on front.  $185.00

410128 SS Alhena shipwreck 2.jpg

410128 - The Dutch steamer "SS Alhena" ran aground at Pladdy Rock, near South Rock, South Bay, County Down, Northern Ireland.  Cover from London, England to Tel Aviv, Palestine with two line black cachet "DAMAGED BY SEA/WATER" & single line black cachet "SALVED FROM THE SEA"both on front.  $200.00

410128 SS Alhena shipwreck 3.jpg

410128 - The Dutch steamer "SS Alhena" ran aground at Pladdy Rock, near South Rock, South Bay, County Down, Northern Ireland.  Cover from London, England to Tel Aviv, Palestine with single line boxed magenta cachet "DAMAGED BY SEA WATER" on front.  $185.00

410128 SS Alhena shipwreck 4.jpg

470320 - Cover from unlisted ship fire in Naples, Italy.  Official Italian telegraph cover, postmarked Naples 20.3.47, with cachet on reverse which translates as: "Object recovered in the cinditions such it is from the fire in Naples Port". - $75.00

Naples Ship Fire.jpg

610200 - Unidentified ship explosion about 15 or 16 February 1961.  Cover to Israel with three line Hebrew cachet reading: "This mail item was damaged when conveyed to Israel when a water pipe exploded in the ship's belly."  (See Maritime Disaster Mail, page 320) - $275.00

610200 unident shipwreck.jpg

661110 - Fire onboard the S.S. Kypros near Haifa, Israel. Cover from ? to Tel Aviv, Israel.  Return address on reverse is water smudged and difficult to make out.  Covers have rarity factor B in Maritime Disaster Mail by Hoggarth & Gwnn. Estimated only 10 to 19 covers known. $400.00

661110 SS Kypros.jpg

661110 - Fire onboard the S.S. Kypros near Haifa, Israel. Cover from Oradea, Romania to Herzlia, Israel - Three line cachet applied in Israel.  $450.00

661110 SS Kypros from Romania.jpg

DIVERTED COVERS

Small cover from Bronx, New York, USA, postmarked 15 Sep. 1950 to ?, Israel.  The cover was diverted to Egypt (probably because of the Arab-Israeli war) and has Egyptian censor tape on the left side and top. $100.00

500916 Israel censor.jpg

 

Small cover from Big Rapid, Michigan USA, postmarked 14 Sep. 1950 to Tel Aviv, Israel. The cover was diverted to Egypt (probably because of the Arab-Israeli war) and has Egyptian censor tape on the left side and top. $100.00

500914 Israel censor.jpg

 

RECORD FLIGHT COVERS

 

Small cover from record flight by A.E. Clouston and Mrs. Kirby Green, from London, England to Cape Town, South Africa and return.  The cover has the green label for the flight, it is postmarked Kaapstad and has an additional circular date stamp from the Capetown Municipal Airport, and is backstamped after the return at London on 23 Nov. 37.  A nice clean cover and very scarce. $500.00

Clouston record flight cover.jpg

 

DAMAGED BY FIRE COVERS

Legal size cover postmarked Bognor Regis, Sussex sometime in March 1974.  The cover has been burned on the top and left edges.  A label has been attached by the Bognar Regis post office explaining that it was damaged by fire in a pillar box.  $30.00

 

740300 mail box fire.jpg

 

Legal size cover postmarked Portsmouth, Hants. 20 July 1970.  The cover has been burned on the top and right edges.  A label has been attached by the Portsmouth post office explaining that it was damaged in the post--probably by fire in a pillar box.  $30.00


700720 mail box fire.jpg

 

Small airmail cover from Kinston, North Carolina, USA to Hoogeveen, Netherlands, in July 1974, badly damaged (probably in mail handling machine). U.S. Post Office Kinston, NC “ambulance” cover and hand written note regarding the damaged cover, from Tour Supervisor, Kinston Post Office. $20.00.  Scan available n request

 

 

Rev. 25 Sep. 2016