Air Crash - 'Scipio', Crete

Ref: G3608
  • £55.00

1936 ‘SCIPIO’ CRETE. ‘On 22 August 1936, the Imperial Airways flying boat “Scipio” crashed due to pilot error at Mirabella Bay, Crete, en route from Alexandria to London with stops at Mirabella Bay and Brindisi. The mail was transported to Athens and forwarded from there. Many different cachets were used to indicate the reason for the damaged mail and the delay. This registered cover from India to London has had one of the stamps washed off. A two line’DAMAGED BY S A ATER’ cachet is on the back, with missing letters.