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Auction: 19010 - The Philatelic Collectors' Series Sale
Lot: 1035

Airmails of the World
The Ted Proud Collection

1930 (2 Oct.) envelope from Calcutta to Paris, franked at 9a. and carried by IW79 from Delhi. The "City of Basra" after leaving Baghdad on 10 October made a forced landing in the desert. A second search plane also forced landed, RAF planes eventually found them, and made temporary repairs so that the flight reached Cairo. See Proud Vol 1, page 161

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