An envelope franked with two single C8A SG37 1856 (Nov) 1d Reds Plate 42...
An 1842 cover franked with an SG8 B1 1d Red-brown Plate 23 (DL) fine...
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Crash, wreck and salvaged mail
1885 6d Dull Green SG194 tied to an envelope by the Fleet street LATE FEE Duplex to Cape of Good Hope South Africa, with Explanatory mark "Advertised and Unclaimed" of cape Town. Some soiling but very interesting usage of SG194. cv on cover £380.00
An interesting cover sent from Shefford Bedfordshire, franked with a Wilding 1½d Green QEII tied by double circle, then seems to have gone to Hitchin where the Postage Due *1d/367* in red has beeen applied, and the in Luton the 1d Postage Due tied by the Luton cds.
Wreck cover from the "S.S. Heimdalls" with official Swedish printed label affixed on reverse tied by Stockholm 13 Sept 1929 CDS. The steamer ran aground and sank near Vaxholm on 8 Sept. The passengers and crew were rescued, the ship was floated and moved to Stockholm.
A Lone Star Film Corp envelope sent from Los Angeles Feb 21 1917, to London with “Damaged By Immersion in Sea Water” in violet and London Paid (?) Salvaged Mail from the SS Norwegian - sunk off the coast of Cork by Germany Mine during World War I - nice Salvaged Mail cover.
An Air Mail envelope sent from Clapham to Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia, franked with a QEII 2½d Commemorative tied by fine Slogan ‘Long Live The Queen’ dated 8th June 1953, the Air Mail cancelled by sender and Post Office.
Registered cover New Zealand to Germany recovered from the SS TAHITI in 1930. Most salvaged mail was treated in America. This registered cover was treated in London with a cachet reading DAMAGED BY/SEA WATER and scarce thus. Comes with some private photos from an earlier voyage.