Shipwreck - Ex Iceland

Ref: G3623
  • £150.00

EX ICELAND. A censored cover addressed to an Anti Aircraft gunner in England but forwarded to Belfast, endorsed ‘On Active Service’ from FIELD POST OFFICE ‘308’ 118 AU 41. This Field Post Office was located in ICELAND between August 10 and 27 1941. A violet boxed ‘DAMAGED BY SEA WATER’ cachet is on the cover, which, due to damage has been resealed with London Officially Sealed tape. At that time there were numerous ships torpedoed and sunk in that area and this cannot be attributed to any particular ship. Still a very scarce cover.