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Auction: 19010 - The Philatelic Collectors' Series Sale
Lot: 1076

(x) Airmail Wreck Covers
1938 (27 Nov.) "Calpurnia" envelopes (9, one a window type) from Great Britain to Australia (2) and New Zealand (5), six with "received in damaged condition/ex flying boat calpurnia" h.s. in violet, one with framed "damaged by water/through accident/to flying boat" in red and one (with contents) "The accompanying postal article was salvaged from the Flying Boat "Calpurnia", which crashed in Lake Habbaniyah, Irak, on 27/11/38, when en route with mails to Australia, from England" typed label applied in Perth on reverse

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£350 to £450