Ship Incident - Kalyan

Ref: G3782
  • £125.00

KALYAN 1921. A severe gale in the eastern Mediterranean around April 12 1921 caused havoc with shipping in the area. The Kalyan had a large quantity of sea water get into her holds and the mail was badly damaged, which was only noticed when it was offloaded in Marseille on April 18. Various cachets in English, French and German were applied, depending on where the letter was going to. This badly water damaged picture post card that has had the stamp washed off originated in British East Africa and was going to Buffalo, USA. It has a two line violet cachet ‘DAMAGED BY SEA / WATER (Hoggarth & Gwynn type 1)