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Calcutta, 1953

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1985-002-01

The British Overseas Airways Corporation Comet broke up in a violent storm only 6 minutes after take off from Calcutta en route to London.  The cachet in violet was one of only 3 applied in India to mail recovered from the accident. This cover received a scarce postmark at BATUGAJAH in Perak. Mail from India and Hong Kong was also recovered.