Quetta Earthquake

Ref: G3598
  • £60.00

The earthquake occurred on 31 May 1935 between 2:33 a.m. and 3:40 a.m. at Quetta, Balochistan, India. The earthquake had a magnitude of 7.7 on the Richter scale and anywhere between 30,000 and 60,000 people died from the impact. Due to the loss of the post offices, a ‘Free’ mail was allowed from May 31 to June 15. This cover to Milford Haven, South Wales, and enclosed original letter, is from a soldier in the Royal Tank Corps. The cover has a tear through the front panel and is endorsed ‘No Stamps Available’ It has a straight line ‘QUETTA EARTH QUAKE POSTAGE FREE’ handstamp on the front of the envelope. On the back is a 14 JUN 35 datestamp.