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Displaying 5 Lots in Category - Disaster
Disaster mail including 1894 Queensland to Auckland with fine strike of 'Saved from wreck of the/WAIRARAPA' h/s in blue, United States 1917 to India with 'DAMAGED BY SEA WATER' h/s & to England with 'DAMAGED BY IMMERSION/IN SEA WATER', Australia 1930 to England with 'DAMAGED BY FIRE/ON S.S. COMORIN.', New Zealand 1930 two covers to America with a poor or fair strikes of 'Salvaged from/SS Tahiti/Lost at sea', 1938 Britain to Perth per "Calpurnia" with 'DAMAGED BY WATER/THROUGH ACCIDENT/TO FLYING BOAT' h/s in red, and to New Zealand with 'RECEIVED IN DAMAGED CONDITION/EX FLYING BOAT CALPURNIA' in violet, also 1953 "Comet" and 1954 "Moose Jaw", "Prestwick" & "Singapore" (2) crash covers, plus three other items, mixed condition as to be expected. (Qty 16)
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AUSTRALIA - SOUTH AUSTRALIA: 1908 set (?) of 6 different scenes of Bursford's Apollo Works after the Christmas Day 1907 fire, minor blemishes, unused. (Qty 6)
C of A - Postal History
GILBERT & ELLICE ISLANDS
1908 (July 4) use of US 2c Envelope (3c stamp lost) with typed "Per SS Aeon", from San Francisco to Sydney where endorsed on the flap "Damaged in wreck/of SS Aeon", one flap missing & some immersion faults but quite attractive. Rare: only one other example with manuscript endorsement recorded. Ex Robin Gwynn: illustrated by Gwynn & Hoggarth at page135. [On 18/7/1908, the "Aeon" was wrecked off the then uninhabited Christmas Island. The 56 passengers & crew were marooned there for more than two months. The ship's officers reached Fanning in an improvised vessel & the entire company was rescued by the "Manuka" on 22/9/1908]
PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Postal History
1946-51 annotated study of mail from Higaturu with 1946 'RELIEF No 5' cds (registered), cds with small letters x8 (five are commercial, including inwards stampless cover with Australia 2d & 3d affixed in lieu of Postage Dues), 'POSTAL DEPT A1' on OHMS cover, cds with large letters x5 (four are commercial including large parcel piece sent 19 days before the town was destroyed), covers noted as carried by runner to Port Moresby (6), by runner to Ioma (3), by sea per coastal shipping (1), or by air from Popondetta (4). Interesting lot. [Higaturu was totally destroyed by an eruption of Mount Lamington 20-21/1/1951. The volcano had been assessed as dormant. Thousands of mostly Papuan natives are believed to have died] (Qty 15 covers)