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1974 Kenya / South Africa  - 1974 aerogramme to Johannesburg with a K.U.T. 70c cancelled NAIROBI 19 NOV 1974. A violet bilingual "RECOVERED FROM AIR CRASH ON 20 NOVEMBER 1974 AT NAIROBI / HERWEN VAN LUGRAMP OP 20 NOVEMBER 1974 TE NAIROBI." cachet is on the front of the aerogramme. This letter was on Lufthansa Flight 540 that crashed shortly after take-off from Nairobi, killing 59 of the 157 passengers and crew.
1974 Kenya / South Africa
1974 aerogramme to Johannesburg with a K.U.T. 70c cancelled NAIROBI 19 NOV 1974. A violet bilingual "RECOVERED FROM AIR CRASH ON 20 NOVEMBER 1974 AT NAIROBI / HERWEN VAN LUGRAMP OP 20 NOVEMBER 1974 TE NAIROBI." cachet is on the front of the aerogramme. This letter was on Lufthansa Flight 540 that crashed shortly after take-off from Nairobi, killing 59 of the 157 passengers and crew.
£75.00
Reference: G2969

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1940 Iraq - 1940 envelope from Osaka, Japan, to Baghdad, franked at a double weight, the stamps cancelled 15.11.14. (1940) The cover has bilingual “FOUND OPEN or DAMAGED AND OFFICIALLY SECURED” labels affixed on all four sides, (Drummond OS4) which have been tied by BAGHDAD 18 DEC 40 datestamps. A very uncommon item. As this corresponds with another damaged registered cover from the same sender to the same addressee on the same dates, it is possible that the mail was either stolen or ransacked by someone. A scarce item.
1940 Iraq - 1940 envelope from Osaka, Japan, to Baghdad, franked at a double weight, the stamps cancelled 15.11.14. (1940) The cover has bilingual “FOUND OPEN or DAMAGED AND OFFICIALLY SECURED” labels affixed on all four sides, (Drummond OS4) which have been tied by BAGHDAD 18 DEC 40 datestamps. A very uncommon item. As this corresponds with another damaged registered cover from the same sender to the same addressee on the same dates, it is possible that the mail was either stolen or ransacked by someone. A scarce item.
1940 Iraq
1940 envelope from Osaka, Japan, to Baghdad, franked at a double weight, the stamps cancelled 15.11.14. (1940) The cover has bilingual “FOUND OPEN or DAMAGED AND OFFICIALLY SECURED” labels affixed on all four sides, (Drummond OS4) which have been tied by BAGHDAD 18 DEC 40 datestamps. A very uncommon item. As this corresponds with another damaged registered cover from the same sender to the same addressee on the same dates, it is possible that the mail was either stolen or ransacked by someone. A scarce item.
£395.00
Reference: K2818

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