South Africa 1936 "Athena" Crash Cover, Three Recorded from SA


1936 ATHENA CRASH COVER: Envelope from Johannesburg (18 IX 36) to Melbourne, Australia recovered from the crash of the Imperial Airways airliner "Athena" which was destroyed by fire on take-off from Delhi on 29th September, Franked strip of three 6d orange tree and pair 1d ship. Perimeter charring as expected. Accompanied by explanatory notice from the Melbourne post office. Exceedingly rare; Polakow recorded 3 such covers with South African origin. VF. See additional images.
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