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Auction: 233 - Lot number: 2451 << Previous   Next >>

Category: COCOS ISLANDS POSTAL HISTORY - 1949-53 Tin Can Mail

Description: 1953 Orient Line cover to Sussex with GB Coronation 2d tied by very fine strike of the Malay 'COCOS/5OCT53/ISLAND' cds, minor blemishes. At the request of Cable & Wireless to P&O, this was the last barrel mail. [The letter on RMS 'Otranto' stationery from the addressee's wife is headed "At Sea/Indian Ocean/1.10.53" & states "...we are going to pass close to the Cocos Islands...& it is proposed to drop overboard a barrel containing mail...this will be the last occasion...the Tin Can Mail will be performed..."] (Qty 2 items)

Listed in: GREAT BRITAIN , royalty , Postal History , AUSTRALIA , COCOS ISLANDS , Ship Mail , Tin Can Mail , SINGAPORE

Estimate: AUD$ 400.00T

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Quality: B/A Get Help on this Item


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Item was sold for: $1,500.00T