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Argyll Etkin Ltd Sale: 49

WRECK MAIL
Wreck Mail
Sale No: 49
Lot No: 313
Symbol:

S.S "Oregon". 1885 Cover from Liege, Belgium, to New York sent via England, carried on the Cunard steamer "Oregon" which sailed from Liverpool to Queenstown and on to New York, but rammed the schooner "Charles H. Morse" off Sandy Hook, New York Bay, early on March 14th. The "Charles H. Morse" sank with the loss of all hands whilst the "Oregon" flooded and slowly sank, all passengers and some mail being transferred to the Liner "Fulda". Further mailbags were recovered from the sea or washed ashore, or later recovered from the wreck by divers. The cover with the stamps washed off, reverse with New York explanatory label (Hoggarth/Gwynn type 4b) dated July 6th, from the mail recovered by divers in July, an unusual origin.

Opening GBP 130.00
Sold...GBP 110.00


Closed..Mar-09-2022, 23:59:00 EST
Sold For 110

Sale No: 49
Lot No: 314
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image R.M.S "Labrador". 1899 (Jan 30) Cover from Newfoundland to Scotland with "LITTLE BAY ISLAND" datestamp, waterstained and the stamp washed off, handstamped violet "RECOVERED FROM WRECK / OF S.S "LABRADOR"" and a Liverpool c.d.s (Mar 15), backstamped at St. Johns, Newf'd (Feb 16) and upon arrival at Haddington. The "Labrador" was wrecked on the Mackenzie Rocks in the Hebrides; seven mailbags were washed ashore on Mull, Coll or Tyree and taken to Glasgow, and one other mailbag was dealt with at Liverpool. A scarce cachet, only used on mail from the one mailbag taken to Liverpool. Photo on Page 58. (Image1)

Opening GBP 200.00
Sold...GBP 320.00


Closed..Mar-09-2022, 23:59:00 EST
Sold For 320

Sale No: 49
Lot No: 315
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image S.S "Cairo". 1905 Cover from England to Alexandria, waterdamaged and the stamp washed off, handstamped violet "SAUVE DU NAUFRAGE DU "CAIRO" / SAVED FROM THE WRECK OF S.S "CAIRO"", the reverse officially sealed using an Alexandria interpostal seal with an Alexandria c.d.s (Mar 6) alongside. The "Cairo" ran ashore at the entrance to the Port of Alexandria on March 6th, cargo and mails being swept into the sea. An unusual use of an interpostal seal, on a cover dealt with at Alexandria on the day of the wreck. Photo on Page 58. (Image1)

Opening GBP 150.00
Sold...GBP 280.00


Closed..Mar-09-2022, 23:59:00 EST
Sold For 280

Sale No: 49
Lot No: 317
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S.S "Kingstonian". 1918 (Mar 30) Cover posted at the civil post office at Cairo to "Capt L.D Baker, 23rd Squad, R.F.C, B.E.F, France", transferred to the army postal service with A.P.O SZ 10 backstamp (Mar 31), the stamp washed off and another Egypt stamp cancelled at Heliopolis applied, backstamped superb violet "R.E, Postal Sect. L'don N.W.1 / Damaged by immersion in sea / water through Enemy Action". A scarce cachet. The "Kingstonian" was torpedoed in the Mediterranean on April 11th.

Opening GBP 120.00
Sold...GBP 110.00


Closed..Mar-09-2022, 23:59:00 EST
Sold For 110

Sale No: 49
Lot No: 318
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S.S. "Kenilworth Castle". 1918 (April 24) Picture postcard from Port Elizabeth to France bearing a ½d pair on the picture side, circular censor cachet and a Paris arrival c.d.s (June 10), a little minor staining explained by the cachet "ACCIDENT DE SERVICE". Recovered from the "Kenilworth Castle" which collided with a destroyer in the English Channel causing two explosions which killed 14 passengers and crew and damaged some of the mail.

Opening GBP 80.00
Sold...GBP 70.00


Closed..Mar-09-2022, 23:59:00 EST
Sold For 70

Sale No: 49
Lot No: 319
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S.S "Ville d'Alger"/"Angkor". 1919 (Feb 25) Cover from Mustapha, Algeria, to Bordeaux, the stamp washed off, handstamped "NAUFRAGE DE LA VILLED'ALGER" (Hoggarth/Gwynn type 1a); and 1923 front from France to China franked 25c, water damaged, bearing the pink explanatory label "Deteriore par le feu et l'immersion / lors de l'incendie du 15 Oct. 1923 / a bord du paquebot "Angkor" / et reconstitue par le bureau maritime postal / de Marseille a Yokohama", with an ambulance envelope (address rubbed out) which bears a similar printed explanation. (3).

Opening GBP 130.00
Sold...GBP 280.00


Closed..Mar-09-2022, 23:59:00 EST
Sold For 280

Sale No: 49
Lot No: 325
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Australia. 1943 O.A.S Cover with a hand drawn picture of a duck in a sailors cap, violet "H.M.A /SHIPS", waterstained at edges, with explanatory note "The accompanying letter was received at the Mail Branch, Brisbane, in a wet and/or damaged condition. S.E WEAVER, Superintendent, Mail Branch. 2/1/44". Unusual, not recorded by Hoggarth & Gwynn.

Opening GBP 100.00
Sold...GBP 85.00


Closed..Mar-09-2022, 23:59:00 EST
Sold For 85
Sale No: 49
Lot No: 326
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1952-54 Covers comprising 1952 (Dec 17) cover from Los Angeles to England, the stamp washed off, handstamped red "DAMAGED BY SEAWATER / NOT TO BE SURCHARGED"; 1954 (Jan 2) cover from Nablus to G.B franked Jordan 5f with red boxed "DAMAGED BY SEA / WATER"; and 1966 cover from G.B to South Africa, scorched at left edge, handstamped violet "DAMAGED BY SEAWATER" ("& fire" added in manuscript) with a South Africa Officially Sealed label tied by East London (May 30) c.d.s. (3).

Opening GBP 120.00
Sold...GBP 100.00


Closed..Mar-09-2022, 23:59:00 EST
Sold For 100


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