This damaged envelope from Egypt to Belgium was recovered from the Imperial Airways Short S23  C-Class seaplane COURTIER G-ADVC which landed very heavily on the sea at Phaleron Bay and burst open its hull before sinking shortly afterwards.  The accident occurred on 1st October 1937 and several different cachets were applied in the countries of final destination. This cover received no cachet but has a manuscript “Ex Courtier”.  This cover had stamps washed off.

Phaleron Bay 1937

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