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SOUTH AFRICA 1936 SCHLESINGER AIR RACE, HALSE SIGNED COVER



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SA: 1936 SCHLESINGER AIR RACE: Cover endorsed "Carried in Schlesinger Race by coutesy of S. S. Halse pilot of ZS AHO", one of the South African entrants in the race (who led the field until crashing his Percival Mew Gull in a forced landing due to poor visibility near Salisbury). Mailed back to UK from Salisbury; various GB & SR stamps tied by Salisbury cds's of 7th October. SIGNED BY PILOT. Lovely manuscript endorsement at lower left "Salvaged from wreck of Capt Halses's plane, crashed at Domboshawa, near Salisbury, S Rhodesia 30-9-36.". Captain Halse carried only 20 pieces of mail, not all of which were signed. VF, a superior example of this scarce mail.
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