Lot# 5573 - Auction 234-243
Wreck Mail 1908: USA 2 c. red postal stationery envelope used from Los Angeles (Nov 16) to Panama, two stamps floated off due to the mail being recovered from the wreck of the Steamer 'Finance' with label on reverse "Post Office New York, NY / InquiryDepartment / The piece of mail herewith was recovered from wreck of the Steamer Finance, which was sunk / through collision with steamer Georgic, Thursday, Nov 26, 1908" tied by Panama arrival cds. 4 people died in the collision, with Capt. Mowbray of the Finance drawing his gun when ordering women and children to go to the lifeboats first (article attached). Scarce and fine for this.
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 200 CHF
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