1932 Oscar Garden Record Flight Crash Cover

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1932 Oscar Garden Record Flight Crash Cover

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1932 Oscar Garden Record Flight Crash Cover. In April of 1932 British Oscar Garen pilot attempted a record flight from Cape Town, South Africa to London, the Spartan Hermes biplane to be flown over the route Bulawayo, Salisbury, Mpika, Lake Victoria, Juba, Kartoum, Cairo and Southern France. Only TWENTY covers were carried when the plane took off on the 21st April and CRASHED at Abercorn on the 22nd April. All mail was recovered and received a three line cachet "ACCIDENT AT ABERCORN / 22 APRIL 1932 / FLIGHT ABANDONED". Probably the nicest surviving example of this extremely rare record flight / crash mail cover, the cover showing an excellent clear strike of the cachet and additionally the "FOUND WITHOUT CONTENTS / GEVONDEN ZONDER INHOUD" handstamp. Interestingly the cover is also addressed to himself and autographed. 

Product Code193B929D94

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