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New York, USA, 1949

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2002-039-126

This envelope posted in England on 21st Jun 1949 and addressed to Detroit, was in bags of mail awaiting onward shipment from La Guardia, New York when it caught fire.  This cover carries two two-line cachets in violet:  DAMAGED IN FIRE / LAGUARDIA FIELD. There are no records to confirm that this fire was as a result of an aircraft accident.