Air Crash - Calpurnia

Ref: G3547
  • £95.00

‘CALPURNIA’ 1938 cover that was on the Imperial Airways S23 flying boat ‘Calpurnia’ that crashed while landing on Lake Ramadi, Iraq, on 27 November 1938, killing four crew members. This cover to Petone, New Zealand, from London has a 3 line cachet on the back ‘RECEIVED IN / DAMAGED CONDITION / EX CALPURNIA’ with a variety ‘V’ for ‘A’ in CALPURNIA.