CRASH and WRECK MAIL / CANADA 1899 (Feb. 17)

£650.00

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Description

Spanish-American War Patriotic postcard printed by Semple & Luke in Toronto, with ‘For Liberty’ above British and American Flags, posted from Toronto to Germany, carried on S.S. “Labrador” which was wrecked in the Hebrides on March 1st, the stamp washed and a piece torn from the base and replaced, handstamped violet boxed ‘DAMAGED BY IMMERSION / IN SEA WATER”.  A very unusual and attractive card, ex Meroni collection (sold for $45 in the 1953 auction of his collection).