Bidboard # 1857
Lot # 117
Catalogue Value or Estimate: $150.00
Price Realized: $28
Canada Covers

Duo of interrupted mail items. The first cover from Toronto on April 7th 1954 to Vancouver, with a back stamp which reads "Salvaged From T.C.A. Wreck". This cover was on board the infamous "Moose Jaw" on April 8th in which a Royal Canadian Air Force Harvard trainer collided with a Trans-Canada Air Line North Star passenger plane in the skies over Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, scattering wreckage and debris over a three-mile radius in the city's northeast end. The cover has the tell tale singe marks from the mail bags catching fire. Of note, the cover bears a 5c QEII Wilding Issue stamp perfined NYL (New York Life), and would make an interesting addition to any QEII or Perfin collection. The second cover of the lot originated in Beverly Hills, California destined for London, Ontario and bears the handstamp "Damaged in Railroad Fire." This interesting cover needs some research to find out more about the Railway incident, but may be a diamond in the rough for a philatelic sleuth. Estimate