Ship Incident - Unknown vessel, 1899

Ref: G3771
  • £125.00

1899 UNKNOWN CROSS CHANEL INCIDENT. This cover from Caudry, France, posted on 3rd November has a boxed cachet ‘DAMAGED BY IMMERSION / IN SEA WATER’. As the cover arrived in London the following day, November 4, there couldn’t have been any delay, so in all probability the mail bag fell into the water when either being loaded or unloaded onto the ship. To date this is the ONLY recorded cover from this incident.