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North Sea, UK, 1950

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2002-039-128

This envelope was posted in Amsterdam on 1st February 1950 addressed to London.  It was carried on a KLM Dakota PH-TEU out of Schiphol and headed for England.  Just off the coast, the plane caught fire and crashed into the sea.  A two-line boxed cachet was applied in violet: “DAMAGED BY SEA / WATER”.