Auction: 19015 - The Philatelic Collectors' Series Sale
(x) Channel Islands
Collection (70) relating to R.M.S. Courier which sank on 30 April 1906, a variety of types with French cards showing the vessel at Cherbourg (20), three showing the vessel entitled "Just arrived at Alderney" or "Just arrived at Sark" (2), several connected with her at Alderney, Bramley views (7) and the wreck itself (10, real photo types with views on board looking forward and aft), some used with two showing 1906 Forest rubber datestamps Also a real photo card of the "Swansea" wrecked at Vazon. A fine lot with viewing strongly recommended
Note: The R.M.S. Courier struck Les Anons rock south of Jethou and sank in ten fathoms with the loss of 10 lives. "Alert" and "Vixen" took off surviving passengers. She was later salved to St. Peter Port and returned to service. She was sold for scrap to Holland in 1950
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