Ship Incident - Iraq

Ref: G3404
  • £80.00

1941 censored cover to London with a 20 Fils cancelled BAGHDAD 22 FEB 41. The cover, which has water damage, was opened and resealed with censor tape. A boxed ‘DAMAGED BY IMMERSION / IN SEA WATER’ cachet has been applied to explain the water damage. In all probability this was in a torpedoed ship. One other cover has been recorded, also from Baghdad, sent on the same day that has water damage and a similar cachet. That cover has a pencil note ‘Received 24 MAY 1941, a delay of over three months. An interesting item even though no specific ship has been linked to the incident.