Ship Incident - S S Malta 1870

Ref: G5328
  • £325.00

S.S. MALTA & S.S. AVOCA. A cover to England with a 10d cancelled by a SYDNEY JU 15 70 duplex canceller. The cover was on the S.S. Malta that left Sydney on June 16th but broke down at King George Sound, Albany, Western Australia, on 27th June. The mail was transferred to the S. S. Avoca after a three day delay, which arrived at Galle on 14 July. From there it went via Suez, Alexandria and Marseilles arriving in England on AU 21. A Sandwich 21 AU 70 arrival cancel is on the back. Fine.