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1931 envelope to South Africa, sent air mail and franked with a vertical strip of four 15c and a 5c, cancelled KISUMU 17 DE 31. Accompanying the cover is an enclosure stating “The usual air mail from Europe, due to arrive at Kisumu (Air Port) on 16th December 1931 was delayed owing to bad weather at Mediterranean Sea, the first mail for South Africa was therefore closed at Kisumu on 17th December, 1931, at 12 P.M.” On the back are Johannesburg and Cape Town 21 DEC cancels. A very unusual delayed cover, the first I have seen with this enclosure.
1974 AIR CRASH. 1974 envelope to South Africa that was in the KLM air crash at Nairobi. There are two bilingual cachets in violet, one in English that reads Retrieved from Air Crash on 20 November 1974 at Nairobi. The other is in Afrikaans, both applied in Johannesburg on arrival. The plane hit wires at the end of the runway.