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1929 (13 Dec) wreck cover from U.S.A. to Bermuda
1929 (13 Dec) wreck cover from U.S.A. to Bermuda
1929 (13 Dec) wreck cover from U.S.A. to Bermuda

with printed label on reverse, 'Post Office, Newe York, N.Y. This article (damaged by water) is part of the contents of the mail sacks for Bermuda on board the S.S. Fort Victoria, whcih vessel, in a dense fog, was rammed by the S.S. Algonquin and sank in New York Harbor December 18, 1929. J.J. Kiely Postmaster.'
£360.00


1936 Trinidad Crash mail cover, sent from New York to Brazil
1936 Trinidad Crash mail cover, sent from New York to Brazil
1936 Trinidad Crash mail cover, sent from New York to Brazil

per PAA. Fine s/l 'ACCIDENT D' AVIATION cachet. Stamps have floated off.
Plane crashed on 11 April taking off from Cocorite mooring. 35kg of mail was recovered. Illustrated in Wike Airmails of T & T.
£120.00


1943 (22 Feb) Crash cover to Sweden
1943 (22 Feb) Crash cover to Sweden
1943 (22 Feb) Crash cover to Sweden

from Argentina with small printed label, 'Inneliggande fr-sndelse ar skadats av vatten vid frlis-ningen av en Clip-permaskin p Tajo-floden utanfr Lissa-bon den 22 febr. 1943.' Bermuda censor tape at right. Stockholm 8.3.43 cds b/stamp.
The "Yankee Clipper" crashed and sank when landing on the Tagus River in Lisbon Portugal
£60.00


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HOPKINS Adrian E. A history of wreck covers originating at sea, on land and in the air. Robson Lowe Ltd. n.d. viii + 180pp. Revised and enlarged edition clean in D/W. Fine well illustrated study arranged chronologically. This edition now uncommon.
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ANON Narratives of Shipwrecks. Containing an account of the loss of the Lady Hobart Packet; of the Hon. East India Company's ship Cabalva; and of the Centaur and Litchfield Men-of-War. S.P.C.K., London 1840 142pp. Fine in very good original full decorated black calf. Woodcut illustrations in text.
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PREBBLE John Disaster at Dundee. Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York 1957 242pp. 1st U.S. ed., fine in D/W. Account of the Tay Bridge disaster.
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