Ship Incident - 1897 St Paul

Ref: G3769
  • £135.00

1897 “ST. PAUL”. The S S St Paul of the America Line departed New York for Southampton on June 16th. At some stage during the journey water must have entered the hold carrying the mail as a substantial amount of mail appears to have been damaged by water. This cover from New York has had one of the stamps floated off and received a boxed violet cachet ‘DAMAGED BY IMMERSION / IN SEA WATER.’ A London 24 June arrival is on the front of the cover and a Salisbury arrival cancel of the same day is on the back.