GB 1936 SG444,449 Cover - "Athena" airliner fire
Stock Code: P190012979
1936 Imperial Airways "Athena" crash. A cover salvaged from the wreck of the Imperial Airways Armstrong Whitworth XV Atalanta Class plane "ATHENA G-ABTK" which caught fire on the 23rd September 1936 while taking off from Delhi. Sent from England to Auckland, New Zealand, rated 1/3 (3d & 1s "Photogravure"), handstamped with faint "Received in Damaged Condition at Auckland" cachet in pink on arrival. Singed at upper left and water damaged as usual.
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