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May 7-8, 2019

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Lot #2645
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH BAHRAIN Flight Covers
1947 cover sent from a military hospital in Hong Kong to England via the Portland Flying Boat which crashed at the Bahrain Marine Air Base on August 23, 1947, with "Damaged by Sea Water" handstamp, boxed "British Military Hospital 16.Aug.1947 Hong Kong" handstamp on reverse, v.f. The plane was operated by the British Overseas Airways Corporation and was travelling from Hong Kong to London via Karachi and Bahrain and only a small part of the mail was recovered
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$290.00

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