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Dum Dum, Calcutta, 1951

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2002-039-130

This envelope was posted in India on 20th Nov 1951 addressed to Calcutta. The cover was badly damaged by fire when the mail plane crashed on attempting to land at night at Calcutta.  The two-line cachet was applied in violet: “SALVAGED NIGHT AIR MAIL / DUM DUM CRASH 21ST NOV 51.”