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lot # 1118 - brit. colonies Ceylon

Tuesday Nov 28, 2023 09:00 Europe/Zurich

1862, Wreck Mail, cover from Galle to London, endorsed "Via Southampton", with despatch "GALLE / POST PAID" datestamp in red 6 November 1862, with very fine framed 'Saved from the wreck of / the Colombo' in black; carried by the ill-fated 'Colombo' which ran aground some 500 miles from Galle and the mail was salvaged; adhesive lost due to immersion in sea-water; cover struck on arrival in London with 'London E.C. /Paid' datestamp alongside in red 1 January 1863, thus from the first batch of mail recovered and carried by the 'Nemesis' to Suez and the 'Massilia' to Southampton, a rare example.


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