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Auction: 185 - Lot number: 566 << Previous   Next >>

Category: CANADA

Description: 1945 (Feb 22) cover to Western Australia with Canadian security machine cancellation & sender's Vancouver address on the reverse, the stamp fallen-off in transit, the cover & enclosed letter partly burned & charred around the edges, endorsed on the face "Rec June 1st 1945/after being Damaged by Fire on ship/and/explosion at/Vancouver/BC". The first item we have seen from this maritime incident. [Hoggarth & Gwynn at page 282 state that on 6/3/1945, the "Greenhill Park" exploded following a fire in the hold. 8 people were killed. 135 bags of mail were destroyed or damaged. Rated B: less than 20 covers recorded, all addressed to Australia]

Listed in: postmarks - manuscript cancellations , Disaster , Ship Mail , AUSTRALIA , WESTERN AUSTRALIA , CANADA

Estimate: AUD$ 350.00

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