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71302
1969 Letter-bomb era inspected mail to Israeli President; postmark date error
19971302
Letter-bomb era inspected mail: 11 NOV 1969 airmail stationary cover from CHICAGO to President Zalman Shazar JERUSALEM, franked 25c per postage period rate & tied by local machine cancel; backstamped 16-11-69 JERUSALEM arrival using Cancer Awareness machine slogan cancel: following 1967 6-Day War, there was a greater threat of mail bombs sent to Jewish/Israeli targets: here this cover marked by triangular "NIVDAK" (inspected) handstamp + "President's House" 1-line text cachet - rare combination as this type of marked postal stationary was routinely destroyed. Slit open at top.


Product Tags: America,American, Israeli Philately - Postal Covers, Terror & Hijack Mail and Postal History from United States, Israel and from 20th Century, 1960s which are Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Air Mail, Philately - Censored Mail, Philately - unusual postal procedures/fines/taxes, Philately - Significant Addresses/Persons, Unique/Discovery Piece,
Unsold: may be available for sale $119.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
71303
1970 German airmail to Israel recovered from Coronado terrorist bombing & crash
19871303
Terror Mail' / Crash mail (the "Coronado"): 20-2-1970 airmail cover from MUNICH (Germany) to RAMAT GAN, franked 70pf per period rate & tied by single strike of local postmark; the 4-lined text French instructional marking on the front ("Correspondence is from 'Coronado' that fell in Würenlingen. Zürich 58 Post Office") indicates that that this letter was routed through ZURICH (Switzerland) where it was dispatched on Swissair flight 330 (21 Feb. 1970), a Convair CV-990-30A-6 "Coronado" aircraft, bound for TEL AVIV - the plane, with 38 passengers & 9 crewmen, also carried a letter-bomb, posted by members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), that had been placed in a package with an Israeli address; this exploded 9 minutes into the flight, and with the plane sufficiently damaged, it crashed in WURENLINGEN, near Zurich with the deaths of all onboard. Only a small amount of mail was recovered from the crash, and so it is rare. The event dramatically impacted airmail handling practices around the world and restricted airmail to Israel for several months thereafter. Illustrated in Kibble, p. 300.


Product Tags: German, Israeli, Swiss, Philately - Postal Covers, Terror & Hijack Mail and Postal History from Germany, Israel, Switzerland, and from 20th Century, 1970s which are Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Air Mail, Philately - Significant Route, Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event
Unsold: may be available for sale $599.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
71304
1974 British airmail to Australia from hijacked BA-870 flight; signed by pilot/rare marking
16971304
[Signed] Hijack mail - 1974 BA870 Hijack: 19 NOV 1974 airmail air letter ex NEATH Britain to HAMERSLEY (Perth) Australia pre-franked 6d & tied by machine slogan cancel; this was part of a shipment of mail originating in UK between 16-20 Nov. & carried by British Airways flight 870, en-route to Brunei via Calcutta & Singapore when hjacked on evening 21 Nov. by 4 members of Abu Nidal Organization while refuelling in DUBAI & re-routed to TRIPOLI Libya (Lebanon refused entry to Beirut); after refuelling, flew to TUNIS (22 Nov) where 1 passenger executed (23 Nov) following ultimatum deadline; next day 5 terrorists from Cairo + 2 from Holland joined the aircraft & hostages were released (45-46 on board), leaving 3 crewmen + 11 terrorists on board, who threatened to blow plane up; lacking external political support & deadlines passing, the hijackers surrendered morning 25 Nov. Plane left TUNIS next day & returned to UK with 2.5 tons of mail, where it was forwarded to its destination on the next available BA flight.

Less than 50 items known stamped with official hijacking informational marking (uniquely at PERTH Post Office), of which only 2 signed by pilot 2nd Officer Michael Wood (subsequent to & independent of the hijacking) + this cover is marked by K-Type-I IM (backstamp) of which only 10 covers such stamped are known: as the marking left mirror impressions from slow drying ink, it was replaced by the Type-II informational marking. The mail was delivered to Perth general post office on 29 Nov. where the IM was applied, and the mail delivered on 2 Dec. (based on Kibble research).


Product Tags: United Kingdomian,British, Australian, Emiri,Emiratian, Libyan, Tunisian Philately - Postal Covers, Terror & Hijack Mail and Postal History from United Kingdom, Australia, United Arab Emirates, Libya, Tunisia and from 20th Century, 1970s which are Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Air Mail, Philately - Significant Route, Unique/Discovery Piece, Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event
Unsold: may be available for sale $1,499.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
71305
1974 British airmail to Australia from hijacked BA-870 flight; rare postal marking
17171305
Hijack mail - 1974 BA870 Hijack: 18-11-1974 airmail commercial cover on [British] Midland Bank stationary, from LIVERPOOL (Great Britain) to PERTH (Australia), meter franked by red Midland Bank machine slogan mark at the period 10p overseas letter rate (for Zone C, ½ ounce letter).

This letter was part of a shipment of mail originating in the UK between 16-20 Nov. & carried by British Airways flight 870, en-route to BRUNEI via CALCUTTA (India) & SINGAPORE when it was hjacked on the evening of 21 Nov. by 4 members of the Abu Nidal Organization while refuelling in DUBAI; it was then re-routed to TRIPOLI (Libya; Lebanon refused entry to Beirut); after refuelling, it flew to TUNIS (22 Nov) where 1 passenger was executed (23 Nov) following an ultimatum deadline; the next day 5 terrorists from Cairo + 2 from Holland joined the aircraft & hostages were released (45-46 on board), leaving 3 crewmen + 11 terrorists on board, who threatened to blow plane up; lacking external political support & deadlines passing, the hijackers surrendered on the morning of 25 Nov. The plane left TUNIS the next day & returned to UK with 2.5 tons of mail, where it was forwarded to its destination on the next available BA flight, ultimately arriving in Australia about a week after the original due date.

Less than 50 items
are known stamped with an official hijacking informational marking (uniquely at PERTH Post Office), of which 34 were marked with the 2-line K-Type-II "DELAYED EN ROUTE | AIRCRAFT HI-JACK" instructional marking, as on this cover. The mail was delivered to PERTH general post office on 29 Nov. where the IM was applied, and the mail delivered on 2 Dec. (based on Kibble research). This is the only business-commercial cover from this event illustrated in Kibble.


Product Tags: United Kingdomian,British, Australian, Emiri,Emiratian, Libyan, Tunisian Philately - Postal Covers, Terror & Hijack Mail and Postal History from United Kingdom, Australia, United Arab Emirates, Libya, Tunisia and from 20th Century, 1970s which are Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Air Mail, Philately - Significant Route, Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event
Unsold: may be available for sale $499.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
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