Air Crash - 'Calpurnia' Iraq

Ref: G3588
  • £95.00

1938 “CALPURNIA” LAKE RAMADI, IRAQ. On 27 November 1938 the Imperial Airways S23 flying boat ‘Calpurnia’ crashed while landing on Lake Ramadi in a sandstorm killing four crew members. This cover that has had the stamp soaked off in the accident was sent from London 23 NOV 1938. A three line violet cachet ‘RECEIVED IN / DAMAGED CONDITION / EX CALPURNIA’ is on the back of the cover along with a New Zealand Post Office Officially Sealed tape.