Postal Incident - Bomb damaged mail

Ref: G3811
  • £225.00

BOMB DAMAGED MAIL. 1943 badly damaged censored envelope from a sailor on H.M.S. Frisky, a Royal Navy fleet tug, addressed to Glasgow that was damaged when a Post Office in Manchester was hit by a bomb and set on fire in a ‘nuisance raid’ carried out by a couple of German fighter bombers in the middle of May 1943. The censor cachet on the front has a 10/5/43 manuscript date. On the back is a two line cachet ‘DAMAGED AS A RESULT / OF ENEMY ACTION.’ A very scarce cachet, and one of only a very few surviving from this bombing.