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Auction: 227 - Lot number: 989 << Previous   Next >>

Category: COCOS ISLANDS - Postal History

Description: 1951Leigh Parkin airmail cover to Devon with very fine strikes of the boxed 'TIN CAN MAIL/COCOS-KEELING IS' h/s & straight-line 'Per WAVE BARON' h/s both in violet, Ceylon 75c for airmail affixed & tied by Colombo cds of 22JA/51, very minor blemishes. Ex Kim Dwyer: sold at the Prestige auction of 24.6.2006 for $2185. [This was the only tin can mail per 'Wave Baron'. On 5.1.1951, an attempt by RMS 'Orion' to collect the Tin Can Mail 'barrel' failed. The 'Wave Baron' passed the islands on 17.1.1951 & was able to collect the mail]

Listed in: Postal History , COCOS ISLANDS , CEYLON , Flight Covers Commercial , Tin Can Mail , Ship Mail , AUSTRALIA , landscape - Islands

Estimate: AUD$ 1200.00

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Quality: A- Get Help on this Item


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Item was sold for: $1,000.00